Peterbilt Launches The Model 382

Peterbilt Launches The Model 382

Louisville, KY — March 24, 2010

Today, Peterbilt Motors Company unveiled the all-new Model 382 for regional and shorter haul applications during its press conference at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Available as a day cab, the new Model 382 offers outstanding maneuverability, aerodynamic styling, and exceptional serviceability to the regional haul Class 8 market segment. The new Model 382 is powered by a highly efficient new 2010 Cummins ISL9 engine and is complemented by Peterbilt’s durable and lightweight cab construction, a full array of Peterbilt lightweight on-highway suspensions, and spacious ergonomic interior.

"The Model 382 is a perfect blend of horsepower, efficiency, strong construction and task flexibility for the growing regional haul market," said Bill Jackson, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. "The combination of advanced aerodynamics and the Cummins ISL9 engine ensures a low cost of operation, highly fuel efficient regional haul trucking solution."

The Model 382 is available with the Peterbilt Aerodynamic Package, which includes Peterbilt’s proprietary roof fairing that was designed and tested to reduce vehicle drag by up to 30 percent, resulting in an estimated $4,650 in savings annually (80,000 miles, $2.90/gal) versus a comparable non-equipped Peterbilt Model 382. Benefits were validated by the company with computational fluid dynamics studies, wind tunnel testing and on-track drag metering.

Driver comfort and safety are built into the Model 382 with a cab specifically designed to meet the needs of the regional haul driver. The sloped hood of the Model 382 provides optimal visibility and a technologically advanced forward-lighting system produces both a broader and brighter lighted area. With back-lit gauges, contoured door panels, and rocker switches placed within easy reach, everything in the driver’s operating environment is ergonomically designed to keep the driver alert, comfortable and productive. The HVAC system offers improves air flow, but also reduces maintenance costs. Power windows, mirrors and lock switches are located in the new door pad design and dual cup holders provide added convenience.

The Cummins ISL9 has one of the highest power-to-weight ratios in its class with heavy-duty features like replaceable wet liners. An improved Electronic Control Module (ECM) and improved air flow allow the ISL9 to run stronger and with greater responsiveness than previous engines. Ratings range from 345-380 hp with a maximum 1300 lb-ft of torque.

About Peterbilt Motors Company

Based in Denton, Texas, Peterbilt Motors Company combines a global reputation for industry leading design, innovative engineering and fuel efficiency solutions, with superior quality to engineer a truck that stands as the "Class" of the industry. Through its 250-plus North American dealer locations, Peterbilt also provides a comprehensive array of TruckCare® programs to support its full lineup of vehicles, including alternative fueled vehicles, with aftermarket support programs. Customers enjoy industry leading service and support, including preventive maintenance plans, expedited QuickCare services, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt. For more information about Peterbilt, visit