Excitement is building as Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) prepares to auction off the new “Everyday Heroes” Kenworth T680 at a Ritchie Bros. auction in Phoenix next Tuesday.
All the proceeds from the sale go directly to TAT – a 501(c)3 non-profit devoted to stopping human trafficking by educating, mobilizing, and empowering the nation’s truck drivers and rest stop employees.
“This is a great opportunity for truck fleets and operators to join the battle against trafficking by bidding on this special Kenworth T680 either online or by attending the Ritchie Bros. auction in Phoenix,” says Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. “Truckers Against Trafficking is a worthwhile cause, and Kenworth appreciates the opportunity to participate in this important fund-raising effort.”
The special Kenworth T680 is fully loaded with a 76-in. sleeper, 485-hp Paccar MX-13 engine, and Eaton FullerAdvantage 10-speed automated transmission.
“Many companies in the trucking industry have made very generous cash or equipment contributions to help raise funds for Truckers Against Trafficking. We thank everyone for their support,” says Don Blake, the driving force behind the effort, and new truck sales manager for Inland Kenworth in Phoenix. “Now, we challenge and ask fleets and truckers alike to seriously consider making a bid for the Kenworth T680 during the June 20 Ritchie Bros. auction to help increase the funds which will all be contributed to TAT.”
Interested parties can bid on the truck in person, online, or by proxy. Bidders can register in advance at www.rbauction.com/heavy-equipment-auctions/phoenix-az-2017193#map-and-directions-pane. Interested parties also can obtain online buying information (https://www.rbauction.com/buying/how-to-buy/online), or call Ritchie Bros. at (602) 269-5631 for assistance. For those able to attend the auction, Ritchie Bros. is located at 5410 W. Lower Buckeye Road in Phoenix.
Companies providing support for the Everyday Heroes Kenworth T680 are:
- Platinum Level: Kenworth Truck Company and Ritchie Bros.
- Gold Level: Inland Kenworth, Utility Trailer Sales Company of Arizona, and FlowBelow Wheel Covers
- Silver Level: Paccar Engine, Paccar Parts, Bendix, Eaton Corporation, Horton, Jost Fifth Wheels, and Meritor
- Bronze Level: Alcoa, Davco, Delco, East Penn Batteries, ExGuard Grille Guards, Giti Tires, and National Seats