Peterbilt announced Monday, April 6, that the Model 384 has jointed Models 387 and 386 in certification as fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program. SmartWay has established a set of fuel-saving low-emissions equipment specifications for new Class 8 long-haul tractors and trailers, and each truck manufacturer offers one or more models that meet those specs.
The 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/toolbox, a composite sunvisor, a 3-inch sleeper extender and aerodynamic mirrors to provide an estimated 12 percent improvement in fuel efficiency gains over a nonequipped model. Peterbilt, based in Denton, Texas, markets the Model 384 especially for tanker, pickup-and-delivery, regional and short-haul applications.
“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,” says Bill Jackson, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice president.