Mack Trucks once again joined in a tribute to military men and women who have fallen in the line of duty with its participation in the 31st annual Rolling Thunder – Ride for Freedom rally. The event, which took place May 25–28 in Washington, D.C., honored fallen military heroes and drew attention to continued efforts to recover prisoners of war and those missing in action. Mack’s Lehigh Valley Operations, where all Mack vehicles for North America and export are assembled, and Mack Customer Center employees traveled from Pennsylvania by truck and motorcycle to Hagerstown, Maryland, for a special memorial ceremony at Mack’s Hagerstown powertrain facility. Hagerstown employees then accompanied their colleagues as they continued to Washington, D.C., to join thousands of other Ride for Freedom participants. For the event, Mack customized a Mack Anthem® model as its 2018 Ride for Freedom truck, featuring graphics to honor each branch of U.S. Armed Forces and prisoners of war. On the side of the truck are the words, “All gave some; some gave all. Remember those who served.”
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, which employs almost 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2017 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about $39 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com.