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.
Thomas Landry: Our USAF Patriot Ride Ambassador
Tom served stateside in the USAF as a military police officer. He’s been with PAM Transport since 2003 and has been a top performer in the Mission MPG program, winning lots of prizes over the years including the 2012 grand prize Harley Davidson motorcycle.
About the Artwork
The artwork on each of Patriot Ride Fleet trucks begins on the passenger side, at the very top back corner, and works its way around to the driver side of the truck. It commemorates key milestones in the history of each branch of the military. For the PAM USAF Patriot Ride truck, here are the unique sections:
Birth of an Air Force
From the early days of observation and intelligence gathering to the development of aerial warfare, most aircraft fell under the control of the U.S. Army Air Corps until the birth of the U.S. Air Force on 18 September, 1947.
Through people like Happ Arnold and James Doolittle, and groups like the Tuskegee Airmen, our Air Force has a rich history of overcoming obstacles for the quest of air superiority in defense of America.
Whether it was the growl of a P-51 Mustang, the whoosh of an F-86 Sabre, or the screech of an F4 Phantom, air support is always a welcome sight.
Echoes in the Wall
Ground troops aren’t the only names on the Wall. Here we pay tribute to all the pilots and airmen who fought to own the skies and support those on the ground.
POW/MIA (Prison 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.”
Flying the Unfriendly Skies
Pilots get most of the attention, but they all know that without their ground crew and support personnel their planes would never leave the ground. A tremendous thank you to the unsung heroes that work behind the scenes to keep us safe from above.
We Own The Skies
We displayed some of the most iconic USAF American aircraft on this truck. Do you know what they are?
The A10 Thunderbolt, also referred to as the “Warthog” because of the sound made by its 30mm Cannon, is a beloved aircraft not just to the Air Force, but by ground troops who depend on it for close air support.
Introduced in the mid 1960’s, the strategic reconnaissance aircraft — or SR-71 “Blackbird” (left) — was intended as a replacement to the U-2 Spy plane. The SR-71 can fly at up to 85,000 feet (16 miles high) at speeds of Mach 3.5 (2,200 miles per hour).
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.