Mack, Volvo unveil 2016 “Ride for Freedom” trucks honoring U.S. military

Updated May 30, 2016

Volvo’s Ride For Freedom rig.Volvo’s Ride For Freedom rig.

Both Mack and Volvo Trucks have unveiled heavy haulers customized to honor U.S. military members for this weekend’s Ride for Freedom rally in Washington, D.C.

Employees at Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Va., put together the truck you see above, a Volvo VNL 670 model. It features custom-designed graphics that honor all branches of the U.S. military. It travelled to Washington, D.C. with a motorcycle motorcade.

The Ride for Freedom rally, now in its 29th year, salutes prisoners of war and those missing in action (POW-MIA) from all wars, as well as the brave men and women who have served – and continue to serve – to protect America.

The 2016 rally is the 25th that NRV employees and the UAW Local 2069 Veterans Committee have participated in.

Mack’s Ride for Freedom truck, a customized Mack Pinnacle Axle Forward Rawhide Edition, features custom graphics that honor each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, along with the quote, “America, Home of the Free Because of the Brave.”

Mack’s Lehigh Valley Operations and Mack Customer Center employees will travel from Pennsylvania by truck and motorcycle to Hagerstown, Md. for a special memorial ceremony at Mack’s powertrain facility.

Hagerstown employees will then join their colleagues following the ceremony and continue to Washington, D.C. to join thousands of other Ride for Freedom participants.