The third edition of this best-selling comprehensive introduction to servicing medium-heavy duty trucks has been significantly updated and expanded. Coverage added includes twelve new or expanded chapters, including a comprehensive introduction to electricity and electronics, the latest on electronic automatic transmissions, updated braking systems including ABS, and completely revised chapters on air-conditioning to make it compliant with today's standards. In addition to the revisions to the book, there is now a comprehensive support package including an all new workbook featuring numerous and practical job-sheets for lab activities.
Sean Bennett is a former program coordinator for the Truck and Diesel Department at Centennial College, as well as a former corporate trainer for Mack Trucks. During his 20-year tenure at the college, he authored new curricula, helped overhaul existing course offerings, and chaired a wide range of curriculum development committees for the Province of Ontario. Mr. Bennett has written more than 30 books dealing with diesel, truck, heavy equipment, and automotive technology, and currently devotes his career to technical writing and speaking engagements. He is an active member of the American Trucking Association's Technology and Maintenance Council, the Association of Diesel Specialists, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the North American Council of Automotive Teachers. He is widely regarded as the foremost author in medium/heavy duty truck technology.
This book is a very comprehensive book, I have been a mechanic for quite some time. As time goes on, I forget technical information and need a good book for refresher on systems on trucks and heavy equipment. The systems on heavy equipment are very similar to what is on the trucks in theory, so using this book for review and sometimes for an update on some of the newer technology is very good. I wish I had a good book like this when I went to tech schoolin the mid 80's!
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