Inland Kenworth To Auction Custom Tractor For Truckers Against Traffickingby Jake Tully - Published: 6/08/2017
Commercial truck dealer Inland Kenworth has announced that it will be auctioning a customized 2018 Kenworth T680 at a Ritchie Bros.’ sale on June 20 in Phoenix, Arizona in support of Truckers Against Trafficking.
According to Ritchie Bros., the sales from the customized Kenworth Tractor will be donated in its entirety to trucking and human rights advocacy group Truckers Against Trafficking in order to help fund their current campaigns.
"When Inland Kenworth came to us with the idea, we jumped at the chance to do our part," said Sales Director at Ritchie Bros Chris Holmberg. "We believe that with our global network of buyers we can get the best return for the Kenworth T680 and in turn help Truckers Against Trafficking. Ritchie Bros. is proud to support the prevention of human trafficking."
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The T680 donated by Inland Empire has been nicknamed the “Everyday Heroes” edition of the tractor and is valued at $157,000.
Inland Kenworth reports that the custom tractor comes equipped with a 485 horsepower Paccar MX-13 engine, an Eaton Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated transmission and will feature a 76-inch sleeper berth.
"I first became involved with Truckers Against Trafficking after hearing a presentation they made at an Arizona Trucking Association conference," said Sales Manager at Phoenix, Arizona’s Inland Kenworth, Don Blake. "They opened my eyes to the evils of human trafficking. So many of the victims are innocent children. My heart hurt after being informed, but it made me want to help."
Blake also reported that Inland Kenworth chose Ritchie Bros. as a auction company because of their background in the trucking industry and their eagerness to help with Truckers Against Trafficking's cause.