Kenworth has joined forces with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) in auctioning a custom “Everyday Heroes” Kenworth T680 later this year.
The proceeds from the auction will go directly to TAT, which works to “educate, mobilize and empower” truckers and rest stop employees to look for signs of human trafficking and teach them how to respond. The truck has a retail value of $157,000, according to Kenworth.
Kenworth dealer Inland Kenworth, which manages more than 20 dealerships, designed the truck and its paint scheme. The truck is equipped with a 76-inch sleeper, 485-horsepower Paccar MX-13 and an Eaton-Fuller 10-speed automated transmission.
The truck will make its first appearance at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council Convention in Nashville, Tenn., on Feb. 27-March 2 in the FlowBelow booth. Equipment auction company Ritchie Bros. will show the truck at its Las Vegas (March 9-10) and Phoenix (April 13-14) auctions before actually auctioning the truck at the June 20 Phoenix auction.