Patriotic Pete 388 honors 9/11 responders

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Updated Sep 11, 2021

On this anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, here’s a look at a patriotic-themed Peterbilt 388 that features graphics honoring 9/11 first responders and U.S. military members that served overseas following the attacks.

Josh Raimann, owner of Wells, Minnesota-based Raimann Farms, showed his truck at the 2019 Shell Rotella SuperRigs at Trail’s Travel Center in Albert Lea, Minnesota.

As he explains in the video above, he bought the 2011-model Pete in early 2018 and took several months to find the pictures he wanted to use for the rig’s graphics.

The front end features American flag graphics that, on the passenger side, give way to an image of firefighters battling a blaze. The back of the day cab features a photo of firefighters raising an American flag at Ground Zero in the days following the attacks. The driver’s side of the cab depicts the military fighting overseas.

Finally, the top of the hood features an image of One World Trade Center, the main building in the rebuilt World Trade Center complex.

He uses the truck to haul his farm’s corn, as well as asphalt, sand and gravel.

Josh Raimann’s 2011 Peterbilt 388 is a tribute to firefighters and military members who responded to the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks.Josh Raimann’s 2011 Peterbilt 388 is a tribute to firefighters and military members who responded to the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks. The hood features an image of One World Trade Center rising up out of the rubble from the attacks.The hood features an image of One World Trade Center rising up out of the rubble from the attacks. Inscribed on the halo around the building are the words “September 11, 2001 – Never Forget”.Inscribed on the halo around the building are the words “September 11, 2001 – Never Forget”. The passenger’s side door shows firefighters battling a blaze.The passenger’s side door shows firefighters battling a blaze. The back of the cab shows firefighters after 9/11 raising the American flag.The back of the cab shows firefighters after 9/11 raising the American flag. The driver’s side of the cab shows the military overseas after the 9/11 attacks.The driver’s side of the cab shows the military overseas after the 9/11 attacks.
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