PETERBILT AWARDED EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR SILVER AWARD BY NORTH TEXAS CLEAN AIR ASSOCIATION
Denton, TX (November 9, 2010)
Peterbilt Motors Company has earned the 2010 Employer of the Year Silver Award by the North Texas Clean Air Coalition (NTCAC) for their innovative environmental initiatives in improving air quality in the greater North Texas area.
"We are extremely proud to accept the Employer of the Year award for our environmental efforts and are committed to improving our business and manufacturing efforts with practices that provide beneficial environmental outcomes," said Bill Jackson, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president.
Peterbilt was chosen as the Employer of the Year for voluntarily working to lower the environmental impact of its products and manufacturing processes. Peterbilt was recognized for multiple initiatives including reducing lift truck NOx levels by 17 percent, reducing electrical consumption by 29 percent in their Denton truck plant and 38 percent at their headquarters, partnering with Denton Municipal Electric to purchase renewable energy, and maintaining their Zero Waste to Landfill designation status since 2008.
Peterbilt has sustained its Zero Waste to Landfill designation by diverting 100% of waste from landfills. This was accomplished through employee efforts, division recycling programs, participating in beneficial waste to fuel initiatives, and partnering with strategic suppliers.
In addition, Peterbilt was recognized for its continuous commitment to improving product design and technology by offering the industry’s broadest line of SmartWay® certified vehicles which are credited by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The SmartWay vehicles provide customers fuel savings, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and significantly reduced NOx, particulate matter and other air pollutants.
Peterbilt introduced the new PACCAR MX engine which uses Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) in combination with exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) providing a more environmentally friendly engine that meets EPA 2010 diesel engine emissions regulations. A line of Hybrid vehicle applications are also available including a highly fuel efficient hydraulic system that captures up to 75 percent of the truck’s kinetic energy usually lost during braking to assist in launching and accelerating the vehicle. In addition, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) systems are offered in Peterbilt vehicles providing a clean burning platform option. Peterbilt recently received an order for 180 LNG vehicles from Robert Transport, the largest LNG order placed in the industry.
"Our goal is to reduce emissions from our facilities and products to improve the air quality of not only our community but help our customers reduce their carbon footprint as well." said Jackson. "We will continue to work proactively on additional technologies that benefit the environment."
About Peterbilt Motors Company
Peterbilt Motors Company, located in Denton, Texas, has a global reputation for superior quality, industry leading design, innovative engineering and fuel efficient solutions, and is recognized as the "Class" of the industry. Peterbilt provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs through its 350-plus North American dealer locations that complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles. Peterbilt offers industry leading service and support, including preventive maintenance plans, expedited Rapid Check diagnostic services, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt. For more information about Peterbilt, visit www.peterbilt.com.
Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.