Device claims to circumvent engine governors
Jun 10, 2005 11:15 AM
The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has warned its members that drivers are being offered a device known as the EGOR X-5 that purports to override the electronic fuel controls on Caterpillar, Cummins, and Detroit Diesel engines and allow speed to increase by as much as 45 percent.
The device can be installed on company trucks without the knowledge of fleet managers and removed without leaving any evidence.
The manufacturer says it sends false signals to the engine controls so that speeding events are not recorded, allowing drivers to drive at any speed while the engine control module records operation within company parameters.
Drivers are cautioned against excessive use of the device, because fleet managers could track excessive speeding using location reports from satellite communication systems.
Demand apparently has been heavy, because the retail price has increased $100 since TCA made the announcement from $249 to $349. For more information contact TCA at 703-838-1950 or see its newsletter at truckload.org.
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