In Sept of 2006 the 1954 Tanker Truck was called up to the Big Screen.
The filming of select scenes of Hairspray was being perfomed in Toronto Ontario. The truck was used to block out the modern fuel pumps at an ESSO gas station that was displayed in one of the scenes. The truck was on site with an operator for close to ten days working upwards of 20 hours per day during some of the scenes. Dispite all this, the truck is only seen a couple of times at the very beginning of the movie, with the longest continuous time being about 5 seconds. However, the fact the truck is even visible in a movie of this caliber is rather humbling. Some of the stars featured in the film include John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Nikki Blonsky and many more.