"Jeff came up with the idea, handed it to me and I took off with it," he said. "It's something that shows we care about people."
Employees at Smith Concrete are like family. When Fleming couldn't make it to work during his cancer treatment, it wasn't a problem. His co-workers didn't mind when he would only come in and work two or three hours at a time, he said.
"While I was sick, they made sure I was taken care of," Fleming said. "Everyone has been real supportive of me."
Smith Concrete employee Karen Clendenin, 60, of Hometown, also survived cancer. The trucks solidify what she knows: that the people she works with care.
"We fight and scream but we love each other. This is a great place to work," she said with a laugh.
The community has noticed the trucks, said Misty Walls and Theresa Holcomb. They've received calls from people who just want to say thank you.
"One gentleman followed the autism truck and flagged it down to take a picture. His son has autism and he thought [the truck] was really cool," Walls said.
Smith, the manager at Smith Concrete, said the next cause they want to raise awareness about is diabetes, especially children with type 1 diabetes.
So it's time to order a new decal.
"I'll get on that," Fleming said.
Reach Kate White at kate.wh...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1723.