Continental adds truck to its ‘Fleet of Heroes’

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Sidney, Ohio-based Continental Express, Inc. introduced a new military-themed truck just before Veteran’s Day, and said it is “dedicated the truck to its veteran drivers and to all of those who are serving or have served our country.”

The new military truck will be part of Continental Express’s Fleet of Heroes, which are three special trucks, two of which honor military personnel and one pink truck honoring breast cancer survivors.  Continental revealed its first military truck two years ago.

Continental Express President Russ Gottemoeller (left) presents the keys to the company’s new veterans-themed truck to driver Rick Brown. Brown has driven for Continental since 2013 and is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.Continental Express President Russ Gottemoeller (left) presents the keys to the company’s new veterans-themed truck to driver Rick Brown. Brown has driven for Continental since 2013 and is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

The wrap on the new 2021 Freightliner displays the eagle wing American flag, the POW/MIA emblem, the five branches of the military, and the phrase “Home of the Free, Because of the Brave.”  The truck is also numbered “911,” which coincidentally fell in-line with the numbering of the remainder of Continental’s fleet.

It is driven by Rick Brown, who served in the Air Force and has been an over-the-road driver for Continental Express for the past seven years. Brown is also a driver trainer for Continental.

The military truck that was released two years ago is being driven Frank Larger, who served in the Army. Larger has been an over-the-road driver for Continental Express for 20 years.

The military trucks are just a small way Continental Express is able to say “thank you” to its veteran drivers and to all the nation’s military, according to a statement from the company.

Continental Express, Inc. is a truckload carrier specializing in the transport of temperature-controlled and dedicated-route freight. The company has terminal locations in Fort Worth, Texas; Gaffney, South Carolina; Danville, Virginia; Louisville, Kentucky; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Columbus, Ohio.  Continental has 450 trucks, 1,000 trailers and 600 employees.