As part of an effort to fight human trafficking, Kenworth is auctioning its special “Everyday Heroes” Kenworth T680 with the proceeds going to Truckers Against Trafficking.
The Everyday Heroes truck, which will have a distinctive paint scheme and signage, will make its first public appearance at a news conference on Jan. 15 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The truck will later make stops at the Technology and Maintenance Council meeting in Atlanta (March 18-21), Mid-America Truck Show in Atlanta (March 28-30), and at Ritchie Bros. in Phoenix (May 17), where it will be auctioned.
All of the money from the sale of the Kenworth T680, which has a retail value of $162,000, will go to Truckers Against Trafficking. The truck includes a 76-inch sleeper.
Kenworth also auctioned a truck for Truckers Against Trafficking in 2017.
“Nearly every single company that donated in the 2017 auction has agreed to sponsor the truck in 2019, and we’ve added new sponsors this year as well,” said Don Blake, truck sales manager at Inland Kenworth in Phoenix. “There are many good companies willing to donate their time and money to this great cause. When the auction is done, there will be an owner with a special truck that is fitted with the best specs.”
Since the start of Truckers Against Trafficking, about 663,000 truck drivers and truck stop operators have been trained to spot human trafficking.
The 2017 Kenworth auction garnered $89,000 for the nonprofit group.
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