It’s always fun to see a big truck come down the road – but when a pink one drives by, it’s a sight to see.

This year, DTE stepped up its support of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer by wrapping a 55-foot bucket truck and 55-foot gas distribution truck in pink!

In its 20th year, Making Strides is the American Cancer Society’s nationwide series of 270 walking events created to raise funds and awareness to end breast cancer.  Eleven walks are scheduled in Michigan. Each walk brings people together to make a difference for everyone who is touched by breast cancer.

As a Making Strides sponsor for the past 5 years, DTE Energy partners with the American Cancer Society to promote breast cancer awareness in the communities where employees live and work.  DTE employees across Michigan invest their time, energy and passion – year after year to raise money and walk for this worthy cause.

These working trucks can be seen at Making Strides walks in Ann Arbor, Detroit and Grand Rapids, and in the community serving DTE Energy’s customers.  The pink gas distribution truck from DTE’s Allen Road Service Center in Melvindale, is assigned to natural gas main improvements. The pink bucket truck is out of DTE’s Mount Clemens Service Center, serving Warren, Eastpointe, Roseville, Richmond, Chesterfield, Fraser, and New Baltimore.  When the bucket truck isn’t at a Making Strides walk, it’s assigned to repairing power lines and replacing poles – anything to keep the public safe and keep our customers’ lights on!

“When people drive by the pink bucket truck, they honk their horn or give us the thumbs up,” said Johnny Davis, lineman, DTE Electric.  “The response has been so positive.  Even kids on their bikes, ride up and tell us they like our truck.”


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