In an effort to further educate and fund efforts to combat human trafficking, Don Blake, Inland Kenworth – Phoenix new truck sales manager, is leading an effort to auction a special “Everyday Heroes” Kenworth T680 Next Generation.
Proceeds from the sale of the truck will go directly to Truckers Against Trafficking a non-profit organization devoted to stopping human trafficking by educating, mobilizing, and empowering the nation’s truck drivers and rest stop employees. The project has received support from numerous sponsors Kenworth Truck Company, Inland Kenworth, and other leading companies and organizations in the trucking industry.
Ritchie Bros. will host the auction of the Everyday Heroes Kenworth T680 Next Gen on Dec. 10 in Perris, California.
The Everyday Heroes Kenworth T680 Next Gen is fully loaded with a 76-inch sleeper, and PACCAR Powertrain featuring a 510-hp PACCAR MX-13 engine, PACCAR TX-12 automated transmission, and PACCAR DX-40 rear axles.
“I think this year’s auction for the Everyday Heroes truck will be our best yet,” said Blake. “There’s been a lot of interest in the T680 Next Gen and we expect a good bidder turnout. The sale of the truck will likely result in TAT’s largest single donation of the year and help fund programs that make a difference.”
This will be the third Everyday Heroes Kenworth truck built and sold at auction since 2017 under Blake’s leadership. The inaugural Everyday Heroes Kenworth T680 classic raised $83,000 for TAT in 2017, while the 2019 version – also a T680 classic – contributed $162,000 to the cause.
Blake serves on the board of directors at TAT in addition to his role at Inland Kenworth – Phoenix.
Other companies providing support for the Everyday Heroes Kenworth T680 Next Gen are: Alcoa, Arizona Trucking Association, Chevron, Davco, East Penn Batteries, Eaton Corporation, FlowBelow, GraMag, Horton, Independent Carrier Safety Association, Jost Fifth Wheel, Knight-Swift Transportation, Meritor, PACCAR Financial, PACCAR Parts, Pana-Pacific, PrePass/Help Inc., Ritchie Bros., Southwest Truck Driver Training, Tectran, The Vomela Transportation Group, Trimble, Utility Trailer Sales Company of Arizona, and WABCO.