-----BEGIN PRIVACY-ENHANCED MESSAGE----- Proc-Type: 2001,MIC-CLEAR Originator-Name: webmaster@www.sec.gov Originator-Key-Asymmetric: MFgwCgYEVQgBAQICAf8DSgAwRwJAW2sNKK9AVtBzYZmr6aGjlWyK3XmZv3dTINen TWSM7vrzLADbmYQaionwg5sDW3P6oaM5D3tdezXMm7z1T+B+twIDAQAB MIC-Info: RSA-MD5,RSA, EODJsN08mqziivG/Eys3B3mVj1Wnw//pYKtXKO7LTDWeo7ZEAstsfeL+sxtkAVgt eGh1G/bybrkckfmiKN4SHQ== 0000807249-08-000579.txt : 20081212 0000807249-08-000579.hdr.sgml : 20081212 20081212161827 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000807249-08-000579 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13D PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 FILED AS OF DATE: 20081212 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20081212 SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: RUSH ENTERPRISES INC \TX\ CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001012019 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: RETAIL-AUTO DEALERS & GASOLINE STATIONS [5500] IRS NUMBER: 741733016 STATE OF INCORPORATION: TX FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13D SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-48505 FILM NUMBER: 081247014 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 555 IH 35 SOUTH CITY: NEW BRAUNFELS STATE: TX ZIP: 78130 BUSINESS PHONE: 8306265200 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 555 IH 35 SOUTH CITY: NEW BRAUNFELS STATE: TX ZIP: 78130 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000807249 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: UNKNOWN SIC - 0000 [0000] IRS NUMBER: 133056041 STATE OF INCORPORATION: NY FISCAL YEAR END: 1031 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13D BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: ONE CORPORATE CENTER CITY: RYE STATE: NY ZIP: 10580-1434 BUSINESS PHONE: 9149215000 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: ONE CORPORATE CENTER CITY: RYE STATE: NY ZIP: 10580 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: GABELLI ASSET MANAGEMENT INC ET AL DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 20020828 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: GABELLI FUNDS INC ET AL DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19940714 SC 13D 1 rushb_00.htm rushb_00.htm
 
 

 


SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549


SCHEDULE 13D

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934



Rush Enterprises, Inc.
(Name of Issuer)

Class B Common Stock
(Title of Class of Securities)


                                                                                          60;________781846308_________
(CUSIP Number)

Peter D. Goldstein
GAMCO Investors, Inc.
One Corporate Center
Rye, New York 10580-1435
(914) 921-7732
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)


______________________ December 2, 2008________________________
(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)


If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§ 240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box  .


 
1

 

CUSIP No.  781846308
1
Names of reporting persons
I.R.S. identification nos. of above persons (entities only)
Gabelli Funds, LLC                                                                                              I.D. No.  13-4044523
2
Check the appropriate box if a member of a group (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)(a)
 
 
(b)
 
3
Sec use only
 
4
Source of funds (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
   00-Funds of investment advisory clients
 
5
Check box if disclosure of legal proceedings is required pursuant to items 2 (d) or 2 (e)
 
 
6
Citizenship or place of organization
   New York
 
Number Of
 
Shares
 
Beneficially
 
Owned
 
By Each
 
Reporting
 
Person
 
With
: 7
:
:
:
Sole voting power
 
195,000    (Item 5)
: 8
:
:
:
Shared voting power
 
None
: 9
:
:
:
Sole dispositive power
 
195,000    (Item 5)
:10
:
:
:
Shared dispositive power
 
None
11
 
 
 
Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting person
 
195,000    (Item 5)
12
 
 
 
Check box if the aggregate amount in row (11) excludes certain shares
(SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
13
 
 
 
Percent of class represented by amount in row (11)
 
1.83%
14
 
 
 
Type of reporting person (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
    IA
 
 
2

 
CUSIP No.  781846308
1
Names of reporting persons
I.R.S. identification nos. of above persons (entities only)
GAMCO Asset Management Inc.                                                                    I.D. No.  13-4044521
2
Check the appropriate box if a member of a group (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)(a)
 
 
(b)
 
3
Sec use only
 
4
Source of funds (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 00-Funds of investment advisory clients
 
5
Check box if disclosure of legal proceedings is required pursuant to items 2 (d) or 2 (e)
 
 
6
Citizenship or place of organization
   New York
 
Number Of
 
Shares
 
Beneficially
 
Owned
 
By Each
 
Reporting
 
Person
 
With
: 7
:
:
:
Sole voting power
 
415,121 (Item 5)
: 8
:
:
:
Shared voting power
 
None
: 9
:
:
:
Sole dispositive power
 
415,121 (Item 5)
:10
:
:
:
Shared dispositive power
 
None
11
 
 
 
Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting person
 
415,121 (Item 5)
12
 
 
 
Check box if the aggregate amount in row (11) excludes certain shares
(SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
13
 
 
 
Percent of class represented by amount in row (11)
 
3.89%
14
 
 
 
Type of reporting person (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
    IA, CO
 
 
3

 
CUSIP No.  781846308
1
Names of reporting persons
I.R.S. identification nos. of above persons (entities only)
GGCP, Inc.                                                                                                                                                        I.D. No.  13-3056041
2
Check the appropriate box if a member of a group (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)(a)
 
 
(b)
 
3
Sec use only
 
4
Source of funds (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
None
 
5
Check box if disclosure of legal proceedings is required pursuant to items 2 (d) or 2 (e)
 
 
6
Citizenship or place of organization
   New York
 
Number Of
 
Shares
 
Beneficially
 
Owned
 
By Each
 
Reporting
 
Person
 
With
: 7
:
:
:
Sole voting power
 
None      (Item 5)
: 8
:
:
:
Shared voting power
 
None
: 9
:
:
:
Sole dispositive power
 
None     (Item 5)
:10
:
:
:
Shared dispositive power
 
None
11
 
 
 
Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting person
 
None    (Item 5)
12
 
 
 
Check box if the aggregate amount in row (11) excludes certain shares
(SEE INSTRUCTIONS)  X
13
 
 
 
Percent of class represented by amount in row (11)
 
0.00%
 
14
 
 
Type of reporting person (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
    HC, CO

 
4

 
CUSIP No.  781846308
1
Names of reporting persons
I.R.S. identification nos. of above persons (entities only)
GAMCO Investors, Inc.                                                                                                                                       I.D. No.  13-4007862
 
Check the appropriate box if a member of a group (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)(a)
 
 
(b)
 
3
Sec use only
 
4
Source of funds (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
WC
 
5
Check box if disclosure of legal proceedings is required pursuant to items 2 (d) or 2 (e)
 
 
6
Citizenship or place of organization
  New York
 
Number Of
 
Shares
 
Beneficially
 
Owned
 
By Each
 
Reporting
 
Person
 
With
: 7
:
:
:
Sole voting power
 
None     (Item 5)
: 8
:
:
:
Shared voting power
 
None
: 9
:
:
:
Sole dispositive power
 
None     (Item 5)
:10
:
:
:
Shared dispositive power
 
None
11
 
 
 
Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting person
 
None    (Item 5)
12
 
 
 
Check box if the aggregate amount in row (11) excludes certain shares
(SEE INSTRUCTIONS)  X
13
 
 
 
Percent of class represented by amount in row (11)
 
0.00%
14
 
 
 
Type of reporting person (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
    HC, CO

 
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CUSIP No.  781846308
1
Names of reporting persons
I.R.S. identification nos. of above persons (entities only)
Mario J. Gabelli
2
Check the appropriate box if a member of a group (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)                                                                                                                                          (a)
 
 
(b)
 
3
Sec use only
 
4
Source of funds (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
00 – Funds of a Private Entity
 
5
Check box if disclosure of legal proceedings is required pursuant to items 2 (d) or 2 (e)
 
 
6
Citizenship or place of organization
   USA
 
Number Of
 
Shares
 
Beneficially
 
Owned
 
By Each
 
Reporting
 
Person
 
With
: 7
:
:
:
Sole voting power
 
None      (Item 5)
: 8
:
:
:
Shared voting power
 
None
: 9
:
:
:
Sole dispositive power
 
None      (Item 5)
:10
:
:
:
Shared dispositive power
 
None
11
 
 
 
Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting person
 
None      (Item 5)
12
 
 
 
Check box if the aggregate amount in row (11) excludes certain shares
(SEE INSTRUCTIONS)  X
13
 
 
 
Percent of class represented by amount in row (11)
 
0.00%
14
 
 
Type of reporting person (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
    IN

 
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Item 1.                                Security and Issuer
The class of equity securities to which this statement on Schedule 13D relates is the Class B Common Stock of Rush Enterprises, Inc. (the “Issuer”), a Texas corporation with principal offices located at 555 I.H. 35 South, Suite 500, New Braunfels, Texas 78130.

Item 2.                                Identity and Background
This statement is being filed by Mario J. Gabelli (“Mario Gabelli”) and various entities which he
directly or indirectly controls or for which he acts as chief investment officer.  These entities engage in various aspects of the securities business, primarily as investment adviser to various institutional and individual clients, including registered investment companies and pension plans, and as general partner of various private investment partnerships.  Certain of these entities may also make investments for their own accounts.
The foregoing persons in the aggregate often own beneficially more than 5% of a class of a particular issuer.  Although several of the foregoing persons are treated as institutional investors for purposes of reporting their beneficial ownership on the short-form Schedule 13G, the holdings of those who do not qualify as institutional investors may exceed the 1% threshold presented for filing on Schedule 13G or implementation of their investment philosophy may from time to time require action which could be viewed as not completely passive.  In order to avoid any question as to whether their beneficial ownership is being reported on the proper form and in order to provide greater investment flexibility and administrative uniformity, these persons have decided to file their beneficial ownership reports on the more detailed Schedule 13D form rather than on the short-form Schedule 13G and thereby to provide more expansive disclosure than may be necessary.
(a), (b) and (c) - This statement is being filed by one or more of the following persons: GGCP, Inc.  (“GGCP”), GAMCO Investors, Inc. (“GBL”), Gabelli Funds, LLC (“Gabelli Funds”), GAMCO Asset Management Inc. (“GAMCO”), Teton Advisors, Inc. (“Teton Advisors”), Gabelli Securities, Inc. (“GSI”), Gabelli & Company, Inc. (“Gabelli & Company”), MJG Associates, Inc. (“MJG Associates”), Gabelli Foundation, Inc. (“Foundation”),  and Mario Gabelli.  Those of the foregoing persons signing this Schedule 13D are hereafter referred to as the “Reporting Persons”.
GGCP makes investments for its own account and is the controlling shareholder of GBL.  GBL, a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, is the parent company for a variety of companies engaged in the securities business, including those named below.
GAMCO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GBL, is an investment adviser registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended (“Advisers Act”).  GAMCO is an investment manager providing discretionary managed account services for employee benefit plans, private investors, endowments, foundations and others.
GSI, a majority-owned subsidiary of GBL, is an investment adviser registered under the Advisers Act and serves as a general partner or investment manager to limited partnerships and offshore investment companies.  As a part of its business, GSI may purchase or sell securities for its own account.  It is the immediate parent of Gabelli & Company. GSI is the general partner or investment manager of a number of funds or partnerships, including Gabelli Associates Fund, Gabelli Associates Fund II, Gabelli Associates Limited, ALCE Partners, L.P., and Gabelli Multimedia Partners, L.P.  GSI and Marc Gabelli own 45% and 55%, respectively, of Gabelli Securities International Limited (“GSIL”). GSIL provides investment advisory services to offshore funds and accounts.   GSIL is an investment advisor of Gabelli International Gold Fund Limited, Gabelli European Partners, Ltd., and Gabelli Global Partners, Ltd.
Gabelli & Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GSI, is a broker-dealer registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“1934 Act”), which as a part of its business regularly purchases and sells securities for its own account.
Gabelli Funds, a wholly owned subsidiary of GBL, is a limited liability company. Gabelli Funds is an investment adviser registered under the Advisers Act which presently provides discretionary managed account services for The Gabelli Equity Trust Inc., The Gabelli Asset Fund, The GAMCO Growth Fund, The Gabelli Convertible and Income Securities Fund Inc., The Gabelli Value Fund Inc., The Gabelli Small Cap Growth Fund, The Gabelli Equity Income Fund, The Gabelli ABC Fund, The GAMCO Global Telecommunications Fund, GAMCO Gold Fund, Inc., The Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc., The GAMCO Global Convertible Securities Fund, Gabelli Capital Asset Fund, GAMCO International Growth Fund, Inc., The GAMCO Global Growth Fund, The Gabelli Utility Trust, The GAMCO Global Opportunity Fund, The Gabelli Utilities Fund, The Gabelli Blue Chip Value Fund, The GAMCO Mathers Fund, The Gabelli Woodland Small Cap Value Fund, The Comstock Capital Value Fund, The Comstock Strategy Fund, The Gabelli Dividend and Income Trust, The Gabelli Global Utility & Income Trust, The Gabelli Global Gold, Natural Resources, & Income Trust, The Gabelli Global Deal Fund, Gabelli Enterprise M&A Fund, The Gabelli SRI Fund, Inc. and The Gabelli Healthcare & Wellness Rx Trust (collectively, the “Funds”), which are registered investment companies.
GBL is the largest shareholder of Teton Advisors, an investment adviser registered under the Advisers Act, which provides discretionary advisory services to The GAMCO Westwood Mighty Mitessm Fund, The GAMCO Westwood Income Fund, The GAMCO Westwood Small Cap Fund and BB Micro-Cap Growth Fund.
MJG Associates provides advisory services to private investment partnerships and offshore funds.  Mario Gabelli is the sole shareholder, director and employee of MJG Associates.   MJG Associates is the Investment Manager of Gabelli International Limited, Gabelli International II Limited and Gabelli Fund, LDC.  Mario J. Gabelli is the general partner of Gabelli Performance Partnership, LP.
The Foundation is a private foundation.  Mario Gabelli is the Chairman, a Trustee and the
Investment Manager of the Foundation. Elisa Gabelli Wilson is the President of the Foundation.
Mario Gabelli is the majority stockholder, Chief Executive Officer and a director of GGCP and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GBL.
The Reporting Persons do not admit that they constitute a group.
GBL, GAMCO, and Gabelli & Company are New York corporations and GSI and Teton Advisors are Delaware corporations, each having its principal business office at One Corporate Center, Rye, New York 10580. GGCP is a New York corporation having its principal business office at 140 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830. Gabelli Funds is a New York limited liability company having its principal business office at One Corporate Center, Rye, New York 10580.  MJG Associates is a Connecticut corporation having its principal business office at 140 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830.  The Foundation is a Nevada corporation having its principal offices at 165 West Liberty Street, Reno, Nevada 89501.
For information required by instruction C to Schedule 13D with respect to the executive officers and directors of the foregoing entities and other related persons (collectively, “Covered Persons”), reference is made to Schedule I annexed hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
(f) - Reference is made to Schedule I hereto.

Item 3.                                Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration
The Reporting Persons used an aggregate of approximately $7,379,187 to purchase the Securities reported as beneficially owned in Item 5. GAMCO and Gabelli Funds used approximately $5,067,569 and $2,311,618, respectively, of funds that were provided through the accounts of certain of their investment advisory clients (and, in the case of some of such accounts at GAMCO, may be through borrowings from client margin accounts) in order to purchase the Securities for such clients.

Item 4.                                Purpose of Transaction
Each of the Reporting Persons has purchased and holds the Securities reported by it for investment for one or more accounts over which it has shared, sole, or both investment and/or voting power, for its own account, or both.
The Reporting Persons are engaged in the business of securities analysis and investment and pursue an investment philosophy of identifying undervalued situations.  In pursuing this investment philosophy, the Reporting Persons analyze the operations, capital structure and markets of companies in which they invest, including the Issuer, on a continuous basis through analysis of documentation and discussions with knowledgeable industry and market observers and with representatives of such companies (often at the invitation of management).  The Reporting Persons do not believe they possess material inside information concerning the Issuer.  As a result of these analytical activities one or more of the Reporting Persons may issue analysts reports, participate in interviews or hold discussions with third parties or with management in which the Reporting Person may suggest or take a position with respect to potential changes in the operations, management or capital structure of such companies as a means of enhancing shareholder values.  Such suggestions or positions may relate to one or more of the transactions specified in clauses (a) through (j) of Item 4 of Schedule 13D including, without limitation, such matters as disposing of one or more businesses, selling the company or acquiring another company or business, changing operating or marketing strategies, adopting or not adopting, certain types of anti-takeover measures and restructuring the company’s capitalization or dividend policy.
Each of the Reporting Persons intends to adhere to the foregoing investment philosophy with respect to the Issuer.  However, none of the Reporting Persons intends to seek control of the Issuer or participate in the management of the Issuer, and any Reporting Person that is registered as an investment company under the 1940 Act will participate in such a transaction only following receipt of an exemption from the SEC under Rule 17d-1 under the 1940 Act, if required, and in accordance with other applicable law.  In pursuing this investment philosophy, each Reporting Person will continuously assess the Issuer’s business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects, general economic conditions, the securities markets in general and those for the Issuer’s securities in particular, other developments and other investment opportunities, as well as the investment objectives and diversification requirements of its shareholders or clients and its fiduciary duties to such shareholders or clients.  Depending on such assessments, one or more of the Reporting Persons may acquire additional Securities or may determine to sell or otherwise dispose of all or some of its holdings of Securities.  Although the Reporting Persons share the same basic investment philosophy and although most portfolio decisions are made by or under the supervision of Mario Gabelli, the investment objectives and diversification requirements of various clients differ from those of other clients so that one or more Reporting Persons may be acquiring Securities while others are disposing of Securities.
With respect to voting of the Securities, the Reporting Persons have adopted general voting policies relating to voting on specified issues affecting corporate governance and shareholder values.  Under these policies, the Reporting Persons generally vote all securities over which they have voting power in favor of cumulative voting, financially reasonable golden parachutes, one share one vote, management cash incentives and pre-emptive rights and against greenmail, poison pills, supermajority voting, blank check preferred stock and super-dilutive stock options.  Exceptions may be made when management otherwise demonstrates superior sensitivity to the needs of shareholders.  In the event that the aggregate voting position of all joint filers shall exceed 25% of the total voting position of the issuer then the proxy voting committees of each of the Funds shall vote their Fund’s shares independently.
Each of the Covered Persons who is not a Reporting Person has purchased the Securities reported herein as beneficially owned by him for investment for his own account or that of one or more members of his immediate family.  Each such person may acquire additional Securities or dispose of some or all of the Securities reported herein with respect to him.
Other than as described above, none of the Reporting Persons and none of the Covered Persons who is not a Reporting Person has any present plans or proposals which relate to or would result in any transaction, change or event specified in clauses (a) through (j) of Item 4 of Schedule 13D.

Item 5.                                Interest In Securities Of The Issuer
(a) The aggregate number of Securities to which this Schedule 13D relates is 610,121 shares, representing 5.71% of the 10,685,144 shares outstanding as reported in the Issuer’s most recent Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2008.  The Reporting Persons beneficially own those Securities as follows:
 
 
Name
 
Shares of
Common Stock
 
% of Class of
Common
 
GAMCO
 
415,121
 
3.89%
 
Gabelli Funds
 
195,000
 
1.83%
Mario Gabelli is deemed to have beneficial ownership of the Securities owned beneficially by each of the foregoing persons.  GSI is deemed to have beneficial ownership of the Securities owned beneficially by Gabelli & Company.  GBL and GGCP are deemed to have beneficial ownership of the Securities owned beneficially by each of the foregoing persons other than Mario Gabelli and the Foundation.
(b) Each of the Reporting Persons and Covered Persons has the sole power to vote or direct the vote and sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of the Securities reported for it, either for its own benefit or for the benefit of its investment clients or its partners, as the case may be, except that (i) Gabelli Funds has sole dispositive and voting power with respect to the shares of the Issuer held by the Funds so long as the aggregate voting interest of all joint filers does not exceed 25% of their total voting interest in the Issuer and, in that event, the Proxy Voting Committee of each Fund shall respectively vote that Fund’s shares, (ii) at any time, the Proxy Voting Committee of each such Fund may take and exercise in its sole discretion the entire voting power with respect to the shares held by such fund under special  circumstances such as regulatory considerations, and (iii) the power of Mario Gabelli, GBL, and GGCP is indirect with respect to Securities beneficially owned directly by other Reporting Persons.
(c) Information with respect to all transactions in the Securities which were effected during the past sixty days or since the most recent filing on Schedule 13D, whichever is less, by each of the Reporting Persons and Covered Persons is set forth on Schedule II annexed hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
(d) The investment advisory clients of, or partnerships managed by, GAMCO, Gabelli Funds, Teton Advisers and MJG Associates have the sole right to receive and, subject to the notice, withdrawal and/or termination provisions of such advisory contracts and partnership arrangements, the sole power to direct the receipt of dividends from, and the proceeds of sale of, any of the Securities beneficially owned by such Reporting Persons on behalf of such clients or partnerships.  Except as noted, no such client or partnership has an interest by virtue of such relationship that relates to more than 5% of the Securities.
(e) Not applicable.

Item 6.                                Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings or Relationships with Respect to Securities of the Issuer
The powers of disposition and voting of Gabelli Funds, Teton Advisers, GAMCO, GSI and MJG Associates with respect to Securities owned beneficially by them on behalf of their investment advisory clients, and of MJG Associates and GSI with respect to Securities owned beneficially by them on behalf of the partnerships which they directly or indirectly manage, are held pursuant to written agreements with such clients, partnerships and funds.

Item 7.                                Material to be Filed as an Exhibit
The following Exhibit A is attached hereto.  The following Exhibit B is incorporated by reference to Exhibit A in the Amendment No. 2 to Schedule 13D of the Reporting Persons with respect to Lifecore Biomedical, Inc.
Exhibit A:
Joint Filing Agreement
 

Exhibit B:
Powers of Attorney to Peter D. Goldstein, Christopher J. Michailoff, and Douglas R. Jamieson from Mario J. Gabelli
 
 





 
7

 

Signature
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
Dated:                      December 12, 2008

                MARIO J. GABELLI
GGCP, INC.
                GABELLI FUNDS, LLC
GAMCO ASSET MANAGEMENT INC
GAMCO INVESTORS, INC.



          By:/s/ Douglas R. Jamieson                                                                           
          Douglas R. Jamieson
            Attorney-in-Fact for Mario J. Gabelli
            Director – GGCP, Inc.
                                                                                            President & Chief Operating Officer of the sole member of
      Gabelli Funds, LLC.
                                                                                            President – GAMCO Asset Management Inc.
                                                                                            President & Chief Operating Officer – GAMCO  Investors, Inc.

 
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 Schedule I
                         Information with Respect to Executive
                    Officers and Directors of the Undersigned
Schedule I to Schedule 13D is amended, in pertinent part, as follows:

The following sets forth as to each of the executive officers and directors of the undersigned: his name; his business address; his present principal occupation or employment and the name, principal business and address of any corporation or other organization in which such employment is conducted.  Unless otherwise specified, the principal employer of each such individual is GAMCO Asset Management Inc., Gabelli Funds, LLC, Gabelli Securities, Inc., Gabelli & Company, Inc., Teton Advisors, Inc., or GAMCO Investors, Inc., the business address of each of which is One Corporate Center, Rye, New York 10580, and each such individual identified below is a citizen of the United States.  To the knowledge of the undersigned, during the last five years, no such person has been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors), and no such person was a party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or administrative body of competent jurisdiction as a result of which he was or is subject to a judgment, decree or final order enjoining future violations of, or prohibiting or mandating activities subject to, federal or state securities law or finding any violation with respect to such laws except as reported in Item 2(d) of this Schedule 13D.















 
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GGCP, Inc.
Directors:
 
Vincent J. Amabile
 
               Mario J. Gabelli
 
Business Consultant
 
Chief Executive Officer of GGCP, Inc., and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of GAMCO Investors, Inc.; Director/Trustee of all registered investment companies advised by Gabelli Funds, LLC.
 
Marc J. Gabelli
 
Chairman of The LGL Group, Inc.
 
Matthew R. Gabelli
 
Vice President – Trading
Gabelli & Company, Inc.
One Corporate Center
Rye, New York 10580
 
Charles C. Baum
 
 
 
 
               Douglas R. Jamieson
 
Secretary & Treasurer
United Holdings Co., Inc.
2545 Wilkens Avenue
Baltimore, MD   21223
 
See below
Joseph R. Rindler, Jr.
 
Account Executive for GAMCO Asset Management Inc.
               Fredric V. Salerno
Chairman; Former Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer
Verizon Communications
 
Vincent Capurso
Vice President Taxes, Barnes & Noble, Inc.
 
Vincent S. Tese
 
Former Director GAMCO Investors, Inc.
 
               Michael Gabelli
 
 
Director
   
Officers:
 
Mario J. Gabelli
 Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer
 
Michael G. Chieco
Chief Financial Officer, Secretary
 
   
GAMCO Investors, Inc.
Directors:
 
 
               Edwin L. Artzt
 
 
 
 
Raymond C. Avansino
 
 
 
              Richard L. Bready
 
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Procter & Gamble Company
900 Adams Crossing
Cincinnati, OH 45202
 
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
E.L. Wiegand Foundation
Reno, NV 89501
 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Nortek, Inc.
50 Kennedy Plaza
Providence, RI 02903
 
Mario J. Gabelli
 
               John D. Gabelli
See above
 
Senior Vice President
   
               Eugene R. McGrath
 
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Consolidated Edison, Inc.
 
               Robert S. Prather
 
 
 
 
President & Chief Operating Officer
Gray Television, Inc.
4370 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
Officers:
 
Mario J. Gabelli
 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 
Douglas R. Jamieson
 
Henry G. Van der Eb
 
Jeffrey M. Farber
 
Christopher Michailoff
President and Chief Operating Officer
 
Senior Vice President
 
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 
Acting Secretary
   
GAMCO Asset Management Inc.
Directors:
 
 
Douglas R. Jamieson
Regina M. Pitaro
William S. Selby
 
 
Officers:
 
 
Mario J. Gabelli
Chief Investment Officer – Value Portfolios
 
   
Douglas R. Jamieson
 
 
Jeffrey M. Farber
 
 
               Chistopher J. Michailoff
President
 
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
 
General Counsel and Secretary
 
Gabelli Funds, LLC
Officers:
 
 
Mario J. Gabelli
 
Chief Investment Officer – Value Portfolios
Bruce N. Alpert
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
 
               Agnes Mullady
Vice President and President Closed-End Fund Division
 
 
 
Teton Advisors, Inc.
Directors:
 
 
Bruce N. Alpert
 
               Douglas R. Jamieson
 
               Nicholas F. Galluccio
 
              Alfred W. Fiore
 
              Edward T. Tokar
 
See above
 
See above
 
Chief Executive Officer and President
 
See below
 
Beacon Trust
Senior Managing Director
333 Main Street
Madison, NJ 07940
 
Officers:
 
 
Bruce N. Alpert
 
               Nicholas F. Galluccio
 
               Jeffrey M. Farber
Chairman
 
See above
 
Chief Financial Officer
   
Gabelli Securities, Inc.
 
 
Directors:
 
 
Robert W. Blake
President of W. R. Blake & Sons, Inc.
196-20 Northern Boulevard
Flushing, NY   11358
 
Douglas G. DeVivo
General Partner of ALCE Partners, L.P.
One First Street, Suite 16
Los Altos, CA   94022
 
 
               Douglas R. Jamieson
 
 
President
 

Officers:
 
 
Douglas R. Jamieson
 
               Christopher J. Michailoff
 
               Kieran Caterina
See above
 
Secretary
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
 
Gabelli & Company, Inc.
Directors:
 
 
James G. Webster, III
Chairman & Interim President
 
Irene Smolicz
Senior Trader
Gabelli & Company, Inc.
 
 
Officers:
 
James G. Webster, III
See Above
 
Bruce N. Alpert
 
                Diane M. LaPointe
Vice President - Mutual Funds
 
Controller/Financial and Operations Principal
 
   



















 
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                                    SCHEDULE II
                            INFORMATION WITH RESPECT TO
                 TRANSACTIONS EFFECTED DURING THE PAST SIXTY DAYS OR
                 SINCE THE MOST RECENT FILING ON SCHEDULE 13D (1)
                                   SHARES PURCHASED        AVERAGE
                        DATE            SOLD(-)             PRICE(2)
 
 COMMON STOCK-RUSH ENTERPRISES INC. CL B
     
 
          GAMCO ASSET MANAGEMENT INC.
       
                      12/01/08            2,000             9.6900
                      11/26/08            1,000             9.0574
                      11/24/08            3,100             7.1700
                      11/06/08            2,247             9.2700
                      10/29/08           27,753            9.1094
                      10/27/08            1,000             8.3100
                      10/20/08            9,300             8.8298
          GABELLI FUNDS, LLC.
             GABELLI SMALL CAP GROWTH FUND
                      11/06/08            5,000             9.5336
                      10/22/08            3,000             8.1093
                      10/17/08            2,900             8.1300
                      10/16/08            4,100             8.1003
 
(1) UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED, ALL TRANSACTIONS WERE EFFECTED
    ON THE NASDAQ GLOBAL SELECT MARKET.
     
 
(2) PRICE EXCLUDES COMMISSION.









 
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Exhibit A

JOINT FILING AGREEMENT

In accordance with Rule 13d-1(f) under the securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the undersigned hereby agree to the joint filing with all other Reporting Entities (as such term is defined in the Schedule 13D referred to below) on behalf of each of them of a statement on Schedule 13D (including amendments thereto) with respect to the Class B Common Stock of Rush Enterprises, Inc., and that this Agreement be included as an Exhibit to such joint filing.  This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned hereby execute this Agreement this December 12, 2008.

 
MARIO J. GABELLI
GGCP, INC.
MJG ASSOCIATES, INC.
GABELLI FOUNDATION, INC.
GABELLI FUNDS, LLC
TETON ADVISORS, INC.
GAMCO ASSET MANAGEMENT INC.
GAMCO INVESTORS, INC.
GABELLI SECURITIES, INC.
GABELLI & COMPANY, INC.
 
By:/s/ Douglas R. Jamieson                                                                           
     Douglas R. Jamieson
     Attorney-in-Fact for Mario J. Gabelli & MJG Associates, Inc.
     President, Gabelli Securities, Inc.
     Director – GGCP, Inc.
     Director – Teton Advisors, Inc.
     President & Chief Operating Officer of the sole member of
                    Gabelli Funds, LLC.
     President – GAMCO Asset Management Inc.
     President & Chief Operating Officer – GAMCO  Investors, Inc.
 
 


 
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