Remember Everyone Deployed
PORTERSVILLE, PA…. Every minute of every day, as we go about our business or sleep, the brave men and women of our military are on duty, making sure that we are safe. This sworn duty of our nation’s Armed Forces inspired Rick Prine Jr to approach McClymonds Supply and Transit - President Mark McClymonds to build a “RED” – Remember Everyone Deployedthemed tractor Mark didn’t have to look far for input as McClymonds Supply & Transit employs many Veterans. Professional Truck Driver and Navy Seabee Veteran Rick “JR” Prine was chosen to drive the truck and he contributed many ideas for the construction of “RED”.
The 2020 Peterbilt Glider was built almost entirely in McClymonds’ own shop. Many of the McClymonds mechanics, who assembled the truck, are also Veterans and had several ideas that were incorporated into the design. A lot of thought and hard work went into the making of “RED”, which took over a year to complete.
The McClymonds mechanics rebuilt a C15 CAT to 550 hp, painted it red to match the truck’s colors and chromed it out, before dropping the engine into the Peterbilt. All of the graphics and striping were made by Endagraph Graphics of Export, Pennsylvania. The completed wrap was applied by Nate, Ben and Matt Miller in McClymonds Body Shop. The Millers also installed LED lighting underneath the truck and also did some of the paint work. About the only thing not done in McClymonds’ shop was the rear panel and light bar, which were custom built by Morocco Welding of Somerset, PA.
“RED” has many unique custom features, including modified dual air cleaners, custom deck plate and toolbox, a 20” Valley Chrome bumper, 8” stainless steel stacks from Lincoln Chrome and Shift Product fenders. The glider also features an 18 speed Eaton manual transmission, Peterbilt Legacy interior and Michelin XDNZ 11R22.5 tires that are mounted on polished aluminum wheels. Nearly everyone in McClymonds’ shop contributed ideas and helped to build the glider.
RED’s driver, Navy Seabee Veteran Rick “JR” Prine’s son Zack is currently on active duty with the U.S. Air Force. Zack also had some ideas to contribute to the Peterbilt’s design. “RED” will pull a pneumatic tank loaded with carbon to be delivered to points all across the USA. “RED” will serve as a rolling reminder of the sacrifices that members of our Military make every day to keep America’s citizens safe. All of the employees at McClymonds Transit are very proud of the truck, which commemorates all branches of the Armed Services. Rick Prine and “RED” hope to attend some upcoming truck shows this summer and fall.
Rick Prine has been a Professional Truck Driver for 20 years and has driven for McClymonds Supply & Transit for the past 5 years.
McClymonds Supply & Transit, located in Portersville, Pennsylvania, owns and operates a fleet of over 500 trucks – a combination of triaxles, end dumps, roll-offs, lowboys, flatbeds, and vans. The company is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year. McClymonds has also built an Autism awareness truck as well as a Breast Cancer Awareness truck.