Truckers Against Trafficking To Auction Off “Everyday Heroes” Kenworth T680
Kirkland, Washington – After a successful 2017 “Everyday Heroes” Kenworth T680 auction, Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) anticipates even greater results when its second Everyday Heroes truck is auctioned at Ritchie Bros in Phoenix on Friday, May 17.
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.
“Human trafficking is a terrible crime that affects millions in the United States each year, and the trucking industry can – and is – making a difference,” said Don Blake, new truck sales manager at Inland Kenworth – Phoenix and TAT board member.
Blake is the driving force behind the Kenworth T680 auction. “The winning bidder for the Everyday Heroes Kenworth T680 will help fund Truckers Against Trafficking and increase awareness of human trafficking and TAT’s mission to end it. We look forward to a successful auction.”
The special Kenworth T680 is fully loaded with a 76-inch sleeper, 485-hp PACCAR MX-13 engine, and PACCAR 12-speed automated transmission.
“Many of the companies that helped make our 2017 Everyday Heroes truck possible stepped up to the plate again through monetary and equipment donations for this year’s truck,” said Blake.
In 2017, Mike Jimenez, owner of Phoenix-based J&L Transportation submitted the winning bid for the Everyday Heroes Kenworth T680 that was auctioned.
The bid resulted in an $83,000 donation to TAT, the largest single donation to the organization.
“We were able to generate a significant donation through the auctioning of our last Everyday Heroes truck, and our hope is that we can surpass that mark this year,” said Blake.
Interested parties can bid on the truck online, by proxy or in person.
Bidders can register in advance at (www.rbauction.com/heavy-equipment-auctions/phoenix-az-2019184).
Interested parties also can obtain online buying information (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.