Breast cancer awareness is a cause that hits close to home for Boyd Bros. driver Myron Moffett, who has a long history of breast cancer in his family. When he found out Boyd Bros. was debuting a breast cancer awareness truck, he was eager to volunteer to drive it.
“I’ve had relatives who’ve gone through breast cancer, a relative who has passed from the disease and my mother-in-law is a breast cancer survivor,” Moffett, from Mississippi, said. “This is a subject that’s important to me because it’s affected people in my life and I’m honored to drive this truck in support of them.”
Moffett has driven for Boyd Bros. for 19 years and recently achieved two million safe driving miles. Boyd Bros. assigned him the fleet’s recently designed breast cancer awareness truck in honor of his achievement after he expressed interest in driving it.
Nina Eiland, the flatbed fleet’s vice president of human resources and recruiting, had the original idea to do a pink truck with a purpose. She pitched the idea during a recruiting meeting and it quickly garnered interest.
“We just felt like having this truck on the road sending this message saying I’m here, I’m loud, I am proud and I am just really supporting this message – we just felt like it was the right thing to do,” Eiland said.
The truck wrap was designed and installed by Steve Slusher of Slusher Signs in Cincinnati, Ohio. Moffett’s mother-in-law’s name, Annie, is written across the hood with a breast cancer awareness ribbon design. It boasts the message “Fight Like a Girl” on each side in large black font.
“Everyone has someone they know who’s been through breast cancer or has passed from it,” Moffett said. “I’m glad that this is a cause Boyd feels is important and I’m proud to support it.”
The truck has attracted a lot of positive attention from passersby on the road and Moffett’s fellow truckers at truck stops. Moffett gets waves and thumbs up from other drivers often. Eiland even received a call a few weeks ago from someone who’d driven by the truck, calling “to let Boyd know how awesome it was to see that truck going down the road and making such a statement,” Eiland said. “It’s getting a lot of exposure out there, positive exposure.”