One of a kind “Ride for Freedom” tractors, one each from Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) and Mack Trucks, will be joining the 29th annual “Ride for Freedom” rally in Washington, D.C., over the Memorial Day weekend; a rally that honors prisoners of war-missing in action (POW-MIA) from all U.S. conflicts overseas, as well as those currently serving in the armed forces.
VTNA’s 2016 Ride for Freedom truck, a VNL 670 model, features custom-designed graphics that honor all branches of the U.S. military and will travel to Washington, D.C., over the holiday weekend with a motorcycle motorcade.
VTNA is also celebrating its 25th anniversary of the participation of New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant employees and the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2069 Veterans Committee in the Ride for Freedom.
Mack’s 2016 Ride for Freedom truck is a customized Pinnacle Axle Forward Rawhide Edition and 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.”
Workers from Mack’s Lehigh Valley Operations assembly plant and Mack Customer Center employees in Pennsylvania will travel by truck and motorcycle to Hagerstown, MD, for a special memorial ceremony at its powertrain facility.
Hagerstown employees will then join their colleagues as they continue to Washington, D.C. to join the Ride for Freedom rally, the OEM said.