Later this week, Kenworth and Ritchie Bros. will auction a custom 2019 Kenworth T680 with a paint scheme and graphics supporting Truckers Against Trafficking. Proceeds from the auction, which will be held Friday, May 17 in Phoenix, will benefit TAT.
The “Everyday Heroes” Kenworth T680 is fully loaded with a 485-hp Paccar MX-13 and Paccar 12-speed automated transmission, a 76-inch sleeper and more.
“Human trafficking is a terrible crime that affects millions in the United States each year, and the trucking industry can – and is – making a difference,” said Don Blake, new truck sales manager at Inland Kenworth – Phoenix and TAT board member. Blake is the driving force behind the Kenworth T680 auction. “The winning bidder for the Everyday Heroes Kenworth T680 will help fund Truckers Against Trafficking and increase awareness of human trafficking and TAT’s mission to end it. We look forward to a successful auction.”
In 2017, Mike Jimenez, owner of Phoenix-based J&L Transportation, submitted the winning bid for the Everyday Heroes Kenworth T680 that was auctioned that year. The bid resulted in an $83,000 donation to TAT, the largest single donation to the organization.
Those interested in bidding on the truck can do so online, by proxy or in person. Bidders can register in advance here.