Peterbilt expands suspension options for Model 382

Updated Aug 15, 2012


Peterbilt Motors Co. announced the expanded availability of its proprietary Air Leaf, Low Air Leaf and Air Trac drive axle suspensions to the Model 382. The suspensions are designed to provide a smooth, controlled ride and facilitate excellent braking and handling features.

“The 382 has established a reputation for outstanding quality, reliability and exceptional serviceability with regional-haul Class 8 customers where overall low cost of ownership, performance and durability is critical to their success,” said Charles Cook, Peterbilt Vocational Market segment manager. “Offering Peterbilt’s complete lineup of proprietary air suspensions increases the specification flexibility for customers to further optimize the 382 to their operational needs.”

Peterbilt’s Air Leaf and Low Air Leaf suspensions require no lubrication and are available for single or tandem rear-axle configurations and have a rated capacity of up to 40,000 pounds. The Air Trac also is available in both single and tandem drive-axle configurations with maximum capacity ratings of 46,000 pounds.

Peterbilt’s Model 382 is designed for regional-haul markets such as pickup and delivery as well as a range of vocational markets and is suited to meet municipal specifications and a variety of construction, refuse, fire service and emergency applications.