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Peterbilt Offers Model 388 For Car Carriers

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

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Peterbilt introduced a new Low Profile Configuration for the Model 388 specifically designed for the car carrier industry.


The new Model 388 Low Profile Configuration has been optimized with a lower cab height to allow for an aftermarket installation of an over-the-cab car carrier body to maximize the number of vehicles that may be hauled. The lower cab height gives customers the ability to transport larger vehicles over the cab. The durable Model 388 Low Profile Configuration can be specified with a wide variety of drivertrain and suspension options, and can accommodate engines up to 600 horsepower.

A slightly sloped aluminum hood increases visibility and features removable aluminum fenders and a proprietary, anti-blow-down locking mechanism to prevent unintentional closure. New halogen projector, aluminum headlamps and long-life, LED directional signals are protected with an impact-resistant lens. Forward lighting is increased by 226 percent and bulb life is extended by nearly 600 percent.

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A lightweight all-aluminum cab features aircraft grade fasteners, lap seam construction and bulkhead style doors for toughness and corrosion resistance.

A durable chassis design provides excellent handling and maneuverability. The set-forward front axle configuration uses longer springs for a smooth and comfortable ride.

A multiplex electrical system offers diagnostic simplicity and reliability. The Electronic Service Analyst monitors the entire system, isolates sensors and gauges, and maintains an event log.

More info: www.peterbilt.com

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