The PAM Transport Patriot Ride Fleet includes four new Peterbilt trucks custom wrapped in distinct murals that celebrate the four core branches of the U.S. Military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines). Each Patriot Ride truck is driven by a veteran from the respective branch.
We affectionately refer to them as Ambassadors, and they continue to serve their country by safely delivering the goods needed to keep America moving.
Steve Reeves: Our Army Patriot Ride Ambassador
Steve Reeves served three years in the U.S. Army at the end of the Vietnam War and is part of a proud family history of service in the United States military (his father is a combat veteran of the Korean War). In February, Steve celebrated his 16th year with PAM Transport.
About the Artwork
Each of the four new Peterbilt trucks in our Patriot Fleet is custom wrapped in distinct murals for each branch of the U.S. Military. The artwork on each truck begins on the right side, at the very top rear corner, working its way around to the left side of the truck to tell the story of each branch.
For the PAM Army Patriot truck, here are the unique sections that comprise our artwork honoring the men and women of the U.S. Army:
We the People
Declaring our independence from the tyrannical rule of King George of England was bold and dangerous, and it would not be without significant sacrifice. As demonstrated in the work of the Statue of Liberty, those early Americans were willing to stand and fight for liberty. “We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would harm us” – Edmund Burke
The American Bald Eagle
The bald eagle was chosen June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the United States of America, because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks, and also because it was then believed to exist only on this continent.
Artwork on the Patriot Truck includes scenes from WW1, WW2, Korea, and Vietnam that offer a tiny glimpse into the unimaginable situations our troops found themselves in. They fought for the very spirit of our country, and they fought for each other.
The Vietnam War
Memorials to the men and women who lived the awful experience of the Vietnam War, this scene capture expressions of haggard exhaustion, hopelessness, and heartbreak.
Echoes in the Wall
The Bell UH-1 series Iroquois helicopter, affectionately referred to as the “Huey,” has become an iconic symbol of the war in Southeast Asia. With “The Wall” as its backdrop and the statues giving faces to the more than 58,000 lost, the Hueys fly against a Vietnam sunset to honor the brave souls transported home from the battlefield to be placed on their own memorial.
“You Are Not Forgotten”
POW/MIA (Prisoner of War / Missing in Action) – There are still American service members who have not returned home from their respective wars. We fly this flag to remind our citizens that “out of sight” should never mean “out of mind.” Thousands of men and women work hard every day to find, identify, and return our lost & missing soldiers to their country. “You are not forgotten.”
Our Army takes the fight away from home to ensure it doesn’t reach our shores. As a salute to our veterans who served in the Middle East, this section of the truck wrap features a column of Armor stretching across a nameless, faceless desert on its way to engage their enemy.
“This We’ll Defend”
This section features the Army motto. Every individual entering American military service will raise their right hands and take an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic […].”
The Wings of Eagles
On the back left of the truck, the eagle flies in defense of its home with a star spangled banner flying proudly behind it, while those who have given their lives in service rest peacefully under its wings.
This final section of the PAM Army Patriot Ride truck is homage to Project Vigil, a personal “remembrance project” dedicated to the memory of American soldiers who fought and died during the D-Day invasion of World War II.
This piece features the image of Richie (who started Project Vigil) standing on Omaha beach in 2014 and saluting the spirits of the men who fought and died there 70 years earlier.
PAM Transport Proudly Works with Active Military & Veterans
PAM Transport is committed to helping servicemen and -women develop fulfilling civilian careers as professional truck drivers.
If you’re currently deployed or in the reserves, we can help you apply your training and skills to transition into a successful career in the truck driving industry. Contact us today for more information.