Kenworth receives EPA clean air award

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

The truck builder submitted entries on its T270 Class 6 and T370 Class 7 diesel-electric hybrids, T800 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks, and 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.

At the EPA's ninth annual Clean Air Excellence Awards, five categories of awards were presented: 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.

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