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Kenworth Receives Prestigious EPA Clean Air Excellence Award


Medium Duty Hybrids, T800 LNG Trucks and Kenworth Clean Power Technologies Recognized

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

Kenworth submitted entries on its T270 Class 6 and T370 Class 7 diesel-electric hybrids, T800 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks and Kenworth Clean Power® 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, Kenworth 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.”

Kenworth received the environmental honor at the EPA’s Ninth Annual Clean Air Excellence Awards, which recognizes and honors outstanding innovative efforts in the progress of achieving cleaner air. Kenworth 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. More information is available at:

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, medium duty diesel-electric hybrids, liquefied natural gas trucks, and the Kenworth Clean Power® no-idle system. In addition, Kenworth is the recipient of the 2008 J.D. Power and Associates awards for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Over the Road and Vocational Segment Class 8 trucks. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.


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