Peterbilt Increases Production on Models 382 and 587

Peterbilt Motors Company announced an increased production of the new model 382 and model 587 vehicles at the Peterbilt truck manufacturing facility in Denton, Tex.

The model 382 is powered by a 2010 Cummins ISL9 engine, which features an improved Electronic Control Module (ECM) that is said to improve air flow. Ratings for the engine range from 345-380 horsepower, with a maximum 1,300 lb-ft of torque.

The model 587 comes standard with the 2010 Paccar MX engine with a 380-485 horsepower range. The engine also utilizes fractured cap technology, which is said to provide longer torque and power curves for more efficient operation. The 587 also comes standard with Peterbilt’s new SmartNav guidance and navigation system.

Bill Jackson, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice president, says both engines provide significant improvements.

“Optimized safety and steering capabilities for congested areas, advanced aerodynamics for excellent fuel efficiency and serviceability for lower operating costs makes the model 382 the ultimate vehicle for the short and regional haul markets” Jackson says. “Having delivered the first model 382 to Columbia Distributing in December, we are excited to increase production of this vehicle delivering customers ideal performance and savings.”

Jackson adds, “The launch of the model 587 is an exciting opportunity for Peterbilt and has generated a high level of interest with carriers seeking fuel economy gains and improved handling for their drivers. In fact, the model 587 has gained great acceptance in the marketplace resulting in an order for 1,000 model 587’s for U.S. Xpress. Since the introduction in the fourth quarter of 2010, strong demand for this exciting product has required Peterbilt to double the daily build rate for the model 587.”

According to Peterbilt, both models are built for driver comfort and safety. The 382 and 587 have a technologically advanced forward-lighting system, while the 587 also includes a sleeper cab and standard front air disc brakes.

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