Kenworth T680 Next Gen Sale Helps Fight Human Trafficking
In an effort to help fight human trafficking, Kenworth’s new truck sales manager organized an auction a special “Everyday Heroes” Kenworth T680 Next Generation.
The money from the truck sales will go to Truckers Against Trafficking, a non-profit organization dedicated to curbing human trafficking by empowering national truck drivers and employees at the truck stops. The project has received the support from numerous sponsors Kenworth Truck Company, Inland Kenworth and other leading companies and organizations in the trucking industry.
Ritchie Bros. will host the auction of the Everyday Heroes Kenworth T680 Next Gen on Dec. 10 in Perris, California.
It will be the third Everyday Heroes Kenworth truck built and sold at auction since 2017 under the direction of Blake. The first Everyday Heroes Kenworth T680 classic raised $ 83,000 for the TAT in 2017, and the 2019 version – also the T680 classic – contributed $ 162,000 to the cause.
“I think this year’s auction for the Everyday Heroes truck will be our best yet,” said Don Blake. “There’s been a lot of interest in the T680 Next Gen and we expect a good bidder turnout. The sale of the truck will likely result in TAT’s largest single donation of the year and help fund programs that make a difference.”
Blake serves on the board of directors at TAT in addition to his role at Inland Kenworth – Phoenix.
Other companies providing support for the Everyday Heroes Kenworth T680 Next Gen are: Alcoa, Arizona Trucking Association, Chevron, Davco, East Penn Batteries, Eaton Corporation, FlowBelow, GraMag, Horton, Independent Carrier Safety Association, Jost Fifth Wheel, Knight-Swift Transportation, Meritor, PACCAR Financial, PACCAR Parts, Pana-Pacific, PrePass/Help Inc., Ritchie Bros., Southwest Truck Driver Training, Tectran, The Vomela Transportation Group, Trimble, Utility Trailer Sales Company of Arizona, and WABCO.