News roundup, Oct. 3: Mother’s Day Convoy finds new home, I-40 closing this weekend near Flagstaff, Ariz.

Updated Oct 4, 2019

Trucking news and briefs for Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019:

Truckers helped raise $600,542 in the 2019 Mother’s Day Convoy, surpassing last year’s mark by $100,000. The Convoy has funded 1,629 of the 1,800 wishes Make-A-Wish has granted since it came to the Susquehanna Valley.Truckers helped raise $600,542 in the 2019 Mother’s Day Convoy, surpassing last year’s mark by $100,000. The Convoy has funded 1,629 of the 1,800 wishes Make-A-Wish has granted since it came to the Susquehanna Valley.

Annual Mother’s Day Convoy finds new home
The annual Mother’s Day Truck Convoy will no longer begin at the Burle Business Park in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and travel to Ephrata and back. When this year’s event closed, organizers learned they would have to find a new home.

Starting next May the convoy that benefits Make-A-Wish of Philadelphia, Delaware and Susquehanna Valley will begin at the Manheim Auto Auction in Manheim. Since there is no accessible truck route from Manheim to Ephrata, the convoy’s destination in the past, it will now travel through Mt. Joy and back.

Make-A-Wish said the Manheim Auto Auction is allowing the convoy use of their parking lots, which will have enough space to accommodate the 500 trucks expected to participate.  Manheim will also have plenty of parking for community members that join the festivities in addition to the convoy.

The RoadPro Family of Brands sponsors the convoy.

I-40 closing this weekend near Flagstaff, Arizona
As crews continue working to replace the bridge at the Bellemont traffic interchange along I-40 west of Flagstaff, Arizona DOT crews will close the interstate in both directions under the bridge the weekend of Oct. 4-7, as well as overnight Oct. 7-10.

The weekend closure is scheduled from 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, through 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7. The nightly closures will take place between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. from Monday, Oct. 7, through Thursday, Oct. 10.