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August 23, 2011

Options Boost Pete 382 Performance and Versatility

Additional options have been released by Peterbilt for its Model 382. Included are higher axle ratings and more horsepower and torque configurations to appeal to a wider market. Already accepted in regional and short-haul applications as a truck or tractor, the 382 has broader appeal in municipal specifications and a variety of construction, refuse, fire service and emergency applications.

New options on the 382 include:
• Cummins ISL9 engine with REPTO functionality
• Front axles rated to 20,000 pounds
• Rear axles rated to 46,000 pounds
• Frame rail options to 11-5/8 inches
• Bendix ESP Stability system for truck applications
• Hendrickson, Reyco and Chalmers rear suspension choices.

The new options improve the robustness, durability and versatility of the 382, adding to the Model 382’s maneuverability, fuel efficiency and operator comfort that have made it popular in regional applications.

The 382 is powered by the Cummins ISL9 which the company says offers one of the highest power-to-weight ratios in its class. This ratio has been further improved with a new Electronic Control Module (ECM) and improved air flow that allows the ISL9 to run stronger and with greater responsiveness. Ratings range from 345-380 hp with a maximum 1300 lb-ft of torque.

The 382 also features a 50-degree wheel cut allowing drivers to easily maneuver in congested urban environments and crowded jobsites.

The cab was designed to improve driver comfort and safety in busy situations. The short, sloped hood and deep side windows provide excellent visibility and, at night, the 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. Now, adding to the comfort features of the 382, the HVAC system has been improved to offer additional air flow while reducing maintenance costs.


  1. This now seems much more promising, great functionality is being now added to this truck. If got a chance would love to give it a try.

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  2. Cab is designed to improve driver comfort and safety in busy situations. In the short term, and the hood slope deep side windows provide excellent visibility and, at night, and advanced forward lighting system produces each region wider and brighter lit.

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