Pink, lavender semi trucks raise cancer awareness
BY LAURIE WINSLOW World Staff Writer
Sunday, October 21, 2012
10/21/12 at 3:17 AM
Pink and lavender are the hottest semi-trailer colors among truckers at John Christner Trucking after the Sapulpa transportation firm commissioned two of the vehicles this week.
The company asked for two of their new vehicles painted in pink and lavender to heighten awareness for breast cancer and other forms of cancer. The trucks were delivered Tuesday.
Already, drivers are asking to get behind the wheel of the unique semi trucks.
"A lot of drivers have already inquired about the trucks and we won't have a problem getting them on the road," said Daniel Christner, vice president and chief operating officer of the company. "We're trying to pick out some people who are good ambassadors and who will be good at telling people what we are doing, maybe even drivers who have had family members affected by cancer."
The trucks were painted by the Kenworth dealership, which delivered the trucks. Christner said there was a small charge to get the custom colors.
The company has about 800 trucks on the road.
Original Print Headline: Trucks painted lavender, pink to raise cancer awareness
Belinda Walker (left) and Mary Gomez stand in front of trucks that were painted in their honor at John Christner Trucking on Thursday. Walker, a company employee, is battling cancer. Gomez's husband works at the company and is an 11-year cancer survivor. MIKE SIMONS / Tulsa World