Women in Trucking ideas emerge in Peterbilts

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Peterbilt has introduced a new alert switch and pass-through seat for the Model 567 and 579 trucks, each designed after feedback from groups like the Women in Trucking Association.

The alert switch on the sleeper control button is much like the panic button on a car. When activated, it flashes external lights and sounds the alarm to alert others around the truck.

The pass-through seat, meanwhile, is under the passenger seat and can be loaded from outside the truck and unloaded from inside.

Both options are available for order this summer.

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

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