The Chiles Propane Breast Cancer Awareness bobtail
The Chiles Propane Breast Cancer Awareness bobtail

Learning that early detection is the best way to prevent breast cancer, West Chiles, part owner and managing member of Chiles Propane, commissioned his propane-tank manufacturer, Lin’s Propane Trucks of Dighton, to create a pink Chiles Propane Breast Cancer Awareness bobtail. Chiles teamed up with the American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) and now 1 cent of every gallon of propane that is pumped during the life of the bobtail will go to the ABCF’s ‘Key to Life Breast Cancer Assistance Program’.

Chiles said: “If this silly pink truck driving down the back roads of rural Tennessee can get someone to think about getting checked out, then we’ve won. We also want to separate ourselves from the competition. If it’s down to me and another company and our association with ABCF comes to the forefront, then I’m a winner and ABCF is a winner. The more business we do, the more gallons we pump, the more dollars we send to ABCF.”

Blackmer contributed by supplying a 3-inch TLGLF3C propane pump for use on the Chiles bobtail.Blackmer TLGLF3 pumps are designed to flange mount directly to a commercial internal control valve, in combination with the tank of a bobtail or transport. Direct mounting eliminates the need for inlet pipes, shut-off valve and external strainer, which can restrict flow and cause vaporization problems.

Scott Swenson, sales for Lin’s Propane Trucks said: “We were just happy to be involved with Chiles Propane on this project, and also happy that Blackmer donated the pump. It’s a great cause and cancer is something that has touched all of our lives in some way or another. This is good for breast-cancer awareness and good for marketing, too; you can’t believe how many heads snap when the pink truck drives by.”