Mack Trucks is displaying a pink Mack Pinnacle at its headquarters to show support for awareness of one of the most common cancers among women in the United States.
The pink truck has been at Mack's Greensboro, North Carolina., headquarters all of October in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Bay & Bay Transportation also showed support for breast cancer research with a custom-designed 2016 Freightliner Cascadia, featuring large pink ribbons and a cobalt blue-flamed cab.
The custom truck is driven by Brad Bergquist, who previously won the company’s driver of the year competition and selected the theme of breast cancer awareness to honor his sister, a survivor of the disease.
“Brad is one of the most reliable and professional drivers you’ll ever meet. He's also one of the safest on the road,” Bay & Bay CEO Sam Anderson said. “We’re thrilled to support Brad’s passion for breast cancer research and awareness.”
The truck hit the road Oct. 26, and Bergquist, who has 29 years of service with the company and 2 million safe driving miles, will be driving it throughout Minnesota and surrounding states.
Terminal tractor manufacturer Tico is selling a special edition breast cancer awareness truck, with part of the proceeds going to a cancer organization.
The 2016 Pro-Spotter has pink ribbon cab decals, as well as pink handrails, steps and grating. Customers can choose which organization will receive the donation and in whose name it will be made.
“We are so pleased and humbled to be able to produce something so special and unique in the industry," Frank Tubbert, Tico Manufacturing general manager, said in a statement. "To join together as a company in support of breast cancer awareness…our hope is that this special edition truck serves as a symbol of this company’s and our employees’ ongoing support for the fight against breast cancer, especially since it has affected many that are a part of the Tico family."
“The entire workforce really came together behind this special project, ever since the idea’s inception," he added. "It was something that everyone really got excited about and took pride in with everyone working to make the common goal with this whole project a reality."