Speedy’s latest graffiti trailers take aim at racism

TORONTO, Ont. – As racial tensions mount south of the border, a Canadian fleet is using two trailers to deliver a message of solidarity.

Speedy Transport’s Everyone vs. Racism graffiti project will see two trailers decorated by artist Jessey Pacho, which will condemn racism and promote unity. They’ll be pulled by specially decorated tractors sporting Black Lives Matter decals.

(Photo: Speedy Transport)

“The Everyone vs. Racism graffiti project is inspired by recent and recurring events,” Speedy Transport president Jared Martin told Today’s Trucking. “Simply not being racist doesn’t fix or identify oppressors. We have the largest moving billboards in North America with an opportunity to deliver the message, literally.”

Martin said the company’s fight against racism won’t stop with the rollout of the trailers, but “it’s where we’re starting as an organization. If we lose business for the movement, we’ve lost the right business.”

(Photo: Speedy Transport)

One of the trailers will run domestically while the other will be dispatched into the U.S.

James Menzies

James Menzies is editor of Today's Trucking. He has been covering the Canadian trucking industry for more than 18 years and holds a CDL. Reach him at james@newcom.ca or follow him on Twitter at @JamesMenzies.

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  • I can quite understand Jared Martin’s,the boss of Speedy Transport,desire to speak out against racism, but to use B.L.M. as an example of unity is a poor reflection of his understanding of what and who B.L.M is.
    Please check out the interview with Patrisse Cullors,one of the co-founders of B.L.M.
    Using graffiti on two trailers is nothing but an invitation for the vandalization of trailers or trucks to be tagged by the same people who somehow manage to think their work should be seen on any property that they don’t own.