Peterbilt Debuts VECU, Updates For Electrical Communication In Truck

by Jake Tully - Published: 9/25/2018

Earlier today Peterbilt announced the debut of the Vehicle Electrical Control Unit, a unit designed to increase customer functionality and simplify the body upfitting process.

Robert Woodall, Assistant General Manager – Sales and Marketing at Peterbilt reports that the release of the VECU continues the company’s promise to provide customers with functionality and simplicity in their vehicles.

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“Peterbilt’s heritage is built on customers being able to order a truck that is designed and manufactured specifically to get the job done in the most efficient and reliable manner,” said Woodall, Peterbilt Motors Company. “The enhanced PTO functionality for the MX engine, simplified wiring harnesses and electronics capacity of VECU will provide our customers access to advanced technology functions and expanded configuration of the overall truck operation.”

Sources at Peterbilt report that through working with customers and truck equipment manufacturers, the company designed the VECU in hopes of improving electrical integration of a Peterbilt chassis and body.

Peterbilt reports that VECUs will be installed on 567 and 579 Model trucks, for production in early October of this year.

For more information on the VECU and Peterbilt products, interested parties may visit the company’s site.