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Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 26, 2021
Rush Enterprises, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
555 IH-35 South, Suite 500
New Braunfels, Texas
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (830) 302-5200
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
Nasdaq Global Select Market
Class B Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
Nasdaq Global Select Market
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
Item 5.02
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On August 26, 2021, pursuant to the recommendation of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Board of Directors”) of Rush Enterprises, Inc. (the “Company”), the Board of Directors approved new base salaries, effective as of September 1, 2021, for the current named executive officers of the Company, as follows:
Name / Title
Annual Base Salary
W.M. “Rusty” Rush
  Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Michael J. McRoberts
  Chief Operating Officer
Steven L. Keller
  Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Derrek Weaver
  Executive Vice President
The increase in base salaries reflected above is the first such increase for the named executive officers since 2017.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: August 31, 2021   By: /s/ Michael Goldstone  
    Michael Goldstone  
    Vice President, General Counsel and  
    Corporate Secretary