Kenworth Receives EPA Clean Air Excellence Award

Kenworth Truck Company was honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2008 EPA Clean Air Excellence award during a special ceremony recently in Washington, D.C.

The company submitted entries on its T270 Class 6 and T370 Class 7 diesel-electric hybrids, T800 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks, and its Clean Power(R) no-idle system, and received the EPA award in the Clean Air Technology category in recognition of all three major environmental efforts. Kenworth became the first truck manufacturer to capture EPA Clean Air Excellence honors since the inception of the awards in 2000.

"The EPA Clean Air Excellence Award is a tremendous honor for Kenworth Truck Company and its employees," said Bill Kozek, general manager and PACCAR vice president. "Kenworth is a leader of the trucking industry's efforts to provide practical technologies, which help customers enhance fuel economy and reduce emissions."

The company received the award based on the selection criteria by directly reducing emissions, demonstrating innovation, and offering sustainable outcomes. Awards were presented in five categories, including Clean Air Technology, Community Action, Education/Outreach, Regulatory/Policy Innovations and Transportation Efficiency Innovations. The Clean Air Excellence Awards Program is open to both public and private entities.

The company manufactures heavy and medium duty trucks.

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