Mack Trucks Customizes Ride for Freedom Truck to Salute Fallen Military Heroes
GREENSBORO, NC (May 26, 2016) –
To pay tribute to America’s fallen military personnel, Mack Trucks employees will once again participate in the Rolling Thunder – Ride for Freedom rally. The 29th annual rally will take place over Memorial Day weekend in Washington, D.C. Mack Lehigh Valley Operations and Mack Customer Center employees will travel from Pennsylvania by truck and motorcycle to Hagerstown, Maryland for a special memorial ceremony at Mack’s powertrain facility. Hagerstown employees will then join their colleagues following the ceremony as they continue to Washington, D.C. to join thousands of other Ride for Freedom participants. 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.”
Dedicated to durability, reliability and meeting the needs of customers, Mack Trucks has provided purpose-built transportation solutions for more than a century. Today, Mack is one of North America's largest producers of heavy-duty trucks, and Mack® trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries. Mack trucks, diesel engines and transmissions sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems and OHSAS 18001 standard for health and safety management systems. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations' public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation's roadways.
Mack Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, with its headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, employs about 95,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2016, the Volvo Group's net sales amounted to about $33 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.