Peterbilt unveils control unit

John G Smith

Peterbilt has unveiled a new Vehicle Electrical Control Unit (VECU) to increase functionality and simplify the upfitting process for Model 567 and 579 trucks.

Upfitters now enjoy customized settings for PTO operations, multiplex switches to improve diagnostics, and additional safety interlocks, Peterbilt says. There’s also a standard RP1226 connector in the cabs to connect to aftermarket electronics devices such as telematics systems, electronic logging devices, and electronic body controls.

The control unit will be available beginning in October.

John G Smith

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking,, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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