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Volvo Trucks Pays Tribute to Military Heroes During Memorial Day Ride for Freedom

Volvo Trucks will again ride to the nation’s capital during Memorial Day weekend as part of the Rolling Thunder® - Ride for Freedom rally.
Volvo employees at the New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Va., have been participating for more than two decades in the motorcycle rally in tribute to America’s military heroes who laid down their lives in service of the nation.

The graphics on this year’s truck focus on the emotions – faith, hope and despair – of a prisoner of war (POW).  The custom design illustrates the comradery and brotherhood of POWs and is also a way to recognize the National League of POW Families. NRV developed the graphics for the Volvo VNL 670 in conjunction with UAW Local 2069’s Veteran Committee.


Ride For Freedom 2012Volvo Trucks will again ride to the nation’s capital during Memorial Day weekend as part of the Rolling Thunder® - Ride for Freedom rally.











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Volvo Trucks North America’s operations and products are guided by the company’s three core values: Quality, Safety and Environmental Care. The Volvo VN, VHD and VAH trucks are assembled in the United States at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia, while Volvo engines for North America are assembled in Hagerstown, Maryland. Both plants are certified to ISO14001 environmental and ISO9001 quality standards.

Volvo Trucks North America is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services, and one of the world's leading producers of heavy-diesel engines (9-16 liter). The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs almost 118,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells their products in more than 180 markets. Volvo Group sales for 2011 amounted to nearly $47.8 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange and are traded OTC in the U.S.

May 25, 2012

For further information, please contact Brandon Borgna, Volvo Trucks North America, phone 336-393-2143, email brandon.borgna@volvo.com

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