DENTON, Texas (April 6, 2009) The Peterbilt Model 384 has been recognized as fuel efficient and environmentally friendly by the Environmental Protection Agency™s (EPA) SmartWay program, which establishes a comprehensive set of fuel-saving, low-emission equipment specifications for new Class 8 long-haul tractors and trailers.
The Model 384 joins Peterbilt Models 387 and 386 as EPA SmartWay compliant offering customers fuel savings of between 10 and 20 percent, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and significantly reduced NOx, particulate matter and other air pollutants. The Model 384 provides customers with a true competitive advantage, through a more fuel-efficient aerodynamic design, reduced chassis weight, improved serviceability and reliability and greater overall performance.
“Certification by the EPA™s SmartWay program is a welcome endorsement of the Model 384 as one of our most aerodynamic and fuel efficient Class 8 vehicles. Customers can rely on the industry leading technology and environmental focus of the Model 384 to increase fuel efficiency, provide outstanding comfort and style, and improve their bottom line, said Bill Jackson, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President.
The Peterbilt Model 384 is equipped with Peterbilt™s new proprietary Aero Package combining a roof fairing and trim tabs, a sleeper roof transition, enhanced chassis fairings, an aero battery/tool box, a composite sunvisor, a 3-inch sleeper extender and aerodynamic mirrors to provide an estimated 12 percent improvement in fuel efficiency gains over a non-equipped model.
The Peterbilt Model 384 matches powerful performance with exceptional maneuverability and versatility, and is ideal for tanker, pickup and delivery, regional and short haul applications. The Model 384 features a full range of heavy duty suspension, brake and drive-train options.
Peterbilt Motors Company, a division of PACCAR Inc (Nasdaq: PCAR), manufactures premium quality trucks for a wide range of markets, including over-the-road, construction, municipal and medium-duty. Based in Denton, Texas, Peterbilt combines classic styling, innovative design and superior-quality features in a custom-engineered truck that stands as the “Class” of the industry. Through its 240-plus North American dealer locations, Peterbilt also provides a comprehensive array of TruckCare® aftermarket support programs, 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 http://www.peterbilt.com.