Peterbilt, Rush Truck Centers donate $1.5 million to 2 charities

Last produced Peterbilt 389

Peterbilt Motors Company and Rush Truck Centers announced a total of $1.5 million in donations to Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) and Wreaths Across America (WAA). Representatives from both charities  Thursday, March 21, received the donations from Jason Skoog, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president and Rusty Rush, CEO Rush Truck Centers at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

The donation was equally split between TAT and WAA, each receiving a total of $750,000. 

Rush Truck Center’s contribution of $625,000 for each charity resulted from a closely held auction for the last ever-produced Model 389, which took place at the Peterbilt Dealer Meeting in February 2023.  

Peterbilt will split equally the proceeds from the sale of the truck, donating $125,000 to each charity. 

“It is very fitting that the proceeds from the last Model 389 will support these two worthy organizations,” said Jason Skoog, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president. “We thoughtfully selected TAT and WAA as the recipients of this donation to help fund their efforts in supporting our trucking community, specifically combatting human trafficking and honoring our fallen soldiers. We are proud to stand with them and look forward to seeing all the great work they will accomplish in the years ahead.”

The last Model 389 will be the centerpiece of a Rush Truck Centers sweepstakes running throughout 2024 to raise additional funds for a third charity, the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).