40 year veteran trucker honored with one last convoy

Some truckers who never even met him came out to pay their respects.

Veteran Trucker Convoy

A truck driver who spent decades behind the wheel was recently accompanied on his final ride by a convoy of semi trucks.

After 64 year old Wisconsin-based semi truck driver Randy Gunderson lost his life in a single-vehicle crash in Minnesota on July 15, family members wanted to fulfill his wishes and give him a trucker’s procession send off.

Gunderson, who spent more than 40 years of his life as a truck driver and eventually founded his own trucking company, told family members that he wanted a funeral convoy when his time came. And, following his passing, a group of 23 truck drivers — some of whom had never even met Gunderson — turned out on July 20 to give the veteran trucker the send-off he deserved.

So amazing thank you all thee drivers that showed up and thank you so much Dameon McDonald for arranging this for dad. R.I.P dad. Forever. Fly high

Posted by Denton James Gunderson on Sunday, July 21, 2019

Gunderson’s son Andrew told News 8000, “The sound of that first horn– I just remember it growing up all the time having him honk the horn and doing everything he could to make me love the truck. And with the send off, once I heard the first horn I completely lost it and I think a lot of others did too. And that’s what he probably wanted as well and it’s a great thing that kind of made it so much better than what it was.”

You can view touching video of the truck procession below.

23 trucks showed up for my Father-in-laws funeral. There is so many people that showed up to show there support. People that didn't even know him. Thank you to everyone.

Posted by Dameon McDonald on Saturday, July 20, 2019