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The Flight Line Tow Tractor is a one-of-a-kind a special order for the United States Air Force's presidential air group. "We've been building these trucks for years but this is the first time we've had a blue one," says Cory Rilley, of Intercontinental Truck Body in Anaconda. "Usually they are green or tan."
The team at Intercontinental Truck Body is photographed with the flight line tow tractor, a special order for the United States Air Force's presidential air group. Pictured from left: Morgan O'Dell, Tim Anderson, Riley Semmens, Ken Burright, Tom Vaskey, Robert Rouns, Tracy Fiorani, Aaron Mills, Ian Johnson, Cory Rilley, Will Wheeler, Brandon Zuniga, Don Pofcenberge, Tim Hankinson, Lenny Rustad, Toby Beavis, Crystal Robb, and Russell Edwards. Not pictured are Tori Fisk, Jimmy Napp, and Timothy Olsen.
Don Pofcenberger, of the team at Intercontinental Truck Body in Anaconda, polishes the body of the flight line tow tractor, a special order for the United States Air Force's presidential air group.
Intercontinental Truck Body in Anaconda has made vehicles for U.S. Air Force bases all across the world. Now one of their Flight Line Tow Tractors will provide ground support for Air Force One.
ITB operations manager Cory Rilley said the USAF approached them earlier in the year about making a vehicle in a custom blue color, and they moved it up the production queue. The truck is all ready, but it may be a few weeks before it’s shipped out to the Joint Base Andrews Air Force base in Maryland.
Intercontinental Truck Body has been in business since the late ’70s and moved to Anaconda from Conrad in 2018. They’ve been making Air Force vehicles since 2006.
“We’re always very proud to support our military,” Rilley said.
He said it was “pretty special” to send a vehicle all the way to support the president.
The tow tractors have a lifespan of 15 years, so the vehicle will support future administrations as well.