In an attempt to decrease theft of Peterbilt trucks, Peterbilt Motors Co. is now offering a new system that requires drivers to enter a password to start the truck.
At Progressive Truck School, we’re excited to see that new technology is helping to decrease theft in our industry.
Truckers enter the password into a 5-inch screen on the instrument panel, within the driver information center. After the code is entered, the engine must be started within six minutes, or the code will need to be re-entered.
To ensure that drivers won’t be locked out of their system, passwords can be changed and the Peterbilt service department can activate or deactivate the system.
The system is available on Models 579 and 567 equipped with Paccar MX-13 Engines. The anti-theft system is now available for order.
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