Winners of the 9th Annual Working for Clean Air Awards announced

November 8, 2013

Peterbilt Motors Company named “North Texas Clean Air Champion”

The North Texas Commission announced the winners of the 2013 “Working for Clean Air Awards,” and named Peterbilt Motors Company this year’s “North Texas Clean Air Champion.” In its ninth year, the awards program recognizes organizations in the region that demonstrate outstanding efforts to improve local air quality. More than 25 organizations representing over 75,000 employees in the North Texas region applied for the award this year. The winners were announced Thursday, Nov. 7, at a reception at DFW Airport’s Corporate Aviation terminal.

The keynote presenter for the evening was Dan Frakes, Manager of Vehicle Fuels & Advanced Technology Policy for General Motors, speaking about the future of American automobile technology. General Motors had the Chevy Volt available for test drives during the event. In addition, Peterbilt Motors and DFW Airport showcased their alternative fuel vehicles.

Peterbilt Motors Company – North Texas Clean Air Champion
Dallas Area Rapid Transit – President’s Award for Corporate Policy Excellence
Progressive Waste Solutions – Best Private Sector Over 500 Employees
Huitt-Zollars, Inc. – Best Private Sector 100-500 Employees
Go Green Couriers – Best Private Sector Under 100 Employees
City of Fort Worth – Best Public Sector Over 1,000 Employees
North Central Texas Council of Governments – Best Public Sector Under 1,000 Employees
The University of Texas at Arlington – Best University
Texas Instruments – Most Innovative
City of Richardson – Best Large Fleet
TXU Energy – Best Small Fleet
UT Southwestern Medical Center (tie) – Best Business Operations
Southern Methodist University (tie) – Best Business Operations
Internal Revenue Service – Best Commuter Initiatives
Shelbron Barnes (Texas Instruments) – Best Employee for Clean Air