"For the greater good"—a phrase commonly used when describing an act performed to benefit all—has been adopted by the trucking industry week by week through a variety of donations, awards, scholarships, and more. Here are five good things that happened in trucking this week.
Kenworth T880 concrete pump truck raises $540,000 donation for CIM
A Kenworth T880 concrete pump truck, which was donated for sale at the recent Concrete Industry Management (CIM) annual auction at World of Concrete, produced a $540,000 contribution for the CIM program. Kenworth, Alliance Concrete Pumps, and NorCal Kenworth combined on the donation.
The Kenworth T880 concrete pump truck was purchased by J.K. Hammack, a residential concrete pumping company based in Celeste, Texas. The purchase price for the T880 concrete pump package exceeded market value by $105,000.
The CIM program’s goal is to educate more than 500 students in all aspects of the concrete industry and provide them the opportunity to enter a field that has an urgent need for professionals with the skills to meet the growing demands of the industry.
“It’s important to provide opportunities for students who will build infrastructure projects in America, and CIM does a tremendous job of this through its programs,” said Clayton White, Alliance Concrete Pumps president and CEO. “We’re pleased that this auction generated a major donation to the CIM program which will help support the program and its students.”