Volvo shows off Ride for Freedom truck

Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia unveiled the design of its 2017 Ride for Freedom truck.Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia unveiled the design of its 2017 Ride for Freedom truck.

Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia unveiled the design of its 2017 Ride for Freedom truck recently.

The new VNR model with a patriotic wrap will accompany a motorcade of about 160 motorcycles from the plant to Washington, D.C., during the Run for the Wall motorcycle rally Memorial Day weekend. Now in its 30th year, the annual Ride for Freedom honors the men and women who have served in the U.S. military.

For 26 years, employees at the truck plant and the UAW Local 2069 Veteran Committee have supported the Ride for Freedom event, creating special graphics to salute America’s military heroes. This year’s truck truck, a VNR 640 model, features graphics that honor America, all branches of the U.S. military, and those who served with the slogan, “We stand for the flag and kneel for the fallen.”

Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia unveiled the design of its 2017...Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia unveiled the design of its 2017...

Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia unveiled the design of its 2017...Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia unveiled the design of its 2017...

Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia unveiled the design of its 2017...Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia unveiled the design of its 2017...

Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia unveiled the design of its 2017...Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia unveiled the design of its 2017...