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Hero Nurse Takes Delivery Of All-New Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

The wildfires of California left many people without their homes, pets, or even without their lives. But one story stands out from the crowd, that of Adventist Health nurse Allyn Pierce. In helping the people of Paradise town, Pierce’s pickup truck got burned beyond recognition. But in the process, one Toyota Tundra gave up the ghost for the greater good of the community.
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“This truck literally saved my life today,” said Pierce on Instagram in a post from November 9th, adding that he drove the Tundra twice in and out of the raging inferno. The story and the photograph gained so much attention from the media, not even Toyota could pass this chance of repaying the ICU manager of the hospital for his sacrifice.

“Don’t worry about your truck,” said Toyota on Instagram, “we’re honored to get you a new one.” Fast-forward to the present day, and Pierce has taken delivery of the all-new Tundra he was promised. This specification is the TRD Pro, which features 18-inch BBS forged-aluminum wheels, 1/4-inch aluminum skid plate, heavy-duty shock absorbers from FOX with piggyback reservoirs, and a trailer hitch with no less than 12 bolts integrated into the frame.

“There were handshakes, conversations, and hugs. The sincerity and compassion that's been shown by this company was demonstrated all the way down to a human level,” said Pierce about the reward, and even though there are marketing interests from this arrangement, Toyota deserves a round of applause.

Although not the biggest seller in the full-size segment, the light-duty pickup truck from Toyota starts at $31,420 excluding destination. The high starting price comes from the generous list of standard equipment, which includes the 4.6-liter i-Force V8 with 310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of torque.

The TRD Pro levels up to the 5.7-liter engine, boasting 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. Believe it or not, Toyota asks in the ballpark of $50,000 for this level of specification. That’s a few thousand dollars off the F-150 Raptor from Ford, the go-to truck for off-roading.

 

Today @toyotausa let me see the people that stand behind the logo. There were handshakes, conversations, and hugs. The sincerity and compassion that's been shown by this company was demonstrated all the way down to a human level. The next steps will be made hand in hand with @therockstargarage . They showed what they're about, when they literally showed up in Chico yesterday with supplies for the Fire crews and the National Guard. I couldn't be prouder to be associated with these twoü time to get #paradisestrong #rockstargarage #campfire #perfectmarshmellow

A post shared by (@the_pandra) on Nov 21, 2018 at 6:46pm PST

 

Here's my @toyotausa commercial. This truck literally saved my life today. My little town of Paradise was literally burning down around me and @the_pandra got me to safety where I could help others...twice. #campfire #perfectmarshmellow #meltedplastics #buttecountyfire #sema2019 thanks to the fire fighters, law enforcement and my fellow healthcare workers for the work we all did getting the hospital evacuated and our patients to safety. ü

A post shared by (@the_pandra) on Nov 8, 2018 at 7:04pm PST



 
 
 
 
 

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