DENTON, Texas (September 23, 2014) – Peterbilt now offers a new anti-theft system for its Models 579 and 567 equipped with PACCAR MX-13 Engines, providing customers with an extra layer of security.

Peterbilt 579 with MX-13 Engine

“The anti-theft system integrates with the MX-13 Engine and the vehicle’s Driver Information Center to require operators to enter a unique passcode to start the truck,” says Peterbilt Chief Engineer Landon Sproull. “If an incorrect code is entered, the engine will be disabled until the correct code is used.” As added security, Sproull said, the engine must be started within six minutes of entering the code, or the code will need to be entered again. Passwords can be changed and the system can be activated or deactivated through any Peterbilt dealership’s service department. Fleets using Peterbilt’s proprietary Electronic Service Analyst software can also make changes to the anti-theft system.

Operators are prompted to enter their unique passcode via the menu control switch on the Driver Information Center when they go to start the engine. The Driver Information Center – located within the driver instrumentation cluster – is a 5-inch, color LCD screen that provides operators with essential data on vehicle and engine functions.

The anti-theft system is now in production and available for order.

Based in Denton, Texas, Peterbilt Motors Company combines a global reputation for industry leading design, innovative engineering and fuel efficiency solutions, with superior quality to engineer a truck that stands as the “Class” of the industry. Through its 280-plus North American dealer locations, Peterbilt also provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs to complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles. Customers enjoy industry leading service and support, including preventive maintenance plans, expedited QuickCare services, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt. For more information about Peterbilt, visit

Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.

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