Overdrive Extra

James Jaillet

Are you tough enough for pink?

| July 12, 2012

That’s the question PDI’s Support the Cause pink 2001 Peterbilt 379 asks in more ways than one — the question’s painted on to the back of the truck’s cab (see photo below), and the 379 was designed for an awareness and fundraising campaign for breast cancer research. The St. George, Utah-based company (known fully as Performance Diesel Inc.), is selling raffle tickets for the truck’s giveaway, slated for Nov. 3. Ticket prices are: $10 for one ticket, $25 for three tickets, $50 for seven tickets and $100 for 16 tickets. All proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and the company says it hopes the raffle will raise about $80,000. PDI teamed up with other aftermarket shops and some OEs to transform the truck into what it is today. PDI did the engine performance work, equipping the Cummins ISX with its Big Boss kit. Jones Performance donated the hood, and Lincoln Chrome gave the truck straight pipes and new stacks. 4 State Trucks offered up the pink floor, and 12ga. Customs added the steps, an air ride kit and the visor. Raffle tickets are available at pdidiesel.com or by calling 800-511-1231. It’ll be on display at The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas Aug. 23-25 at the Dallas Convention Center and at PDI’s own Custom Appreciation Dyno event Nov. 2-3 at the company’s base in St. George.

  • brian

    i dont see what the big deal is about driving a pink truck in 1997 i ordered a brand new freightliner classic that was pick right from the factory the truck was then hooked a 48 foot spread axle reefer that is also pink to it and began running dairy from wi to fl and produce back up the truck now has over 2 mill miles on is now driven buy one of my drivers the pink trailer has been parked but the truck still roles south every week

  • Kyarmywife

    What kind of stacks are those? They look black and silver.

  • Dave

    Stop being so subconscious about it by saying, ‘are you tough enough for pink’ … or … ‘pink is for real men’, etc … Pink is just a color, and it looks great on some things, such as this rig here shown. A lot of men like pink, but are too shy to admit. Me on the other hand, could care less what anyone thinks. If I like it, I’m doing it without explaining nothing!

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