Truck and Trailer Systems

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The most complete visual guide to servicing medium- and heavy-duty truck systems

Written by an expert with decades of experience as an automotive and diesel technician and instructor, Truck and Trailer Systems offers comprehensive information on medium- and heavy-duty truck service. The book begins by discussing the trucking industry, professional certifications, safety, tools, and measuring equipment. Then, each system is thoroughly ...

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Overview

The most complete visual guide to servicing medium- and heavy-duty truck systems

Written by an expert with decades of experience as an automotive and diesel technician and instructor, Truck and Trailer Systems offers comprehensive information on medium- and heavy-duty truck service. The book begins by discussing the trucking industry, professional certifications, safety, tools, and measuring equipment. Then, each system is thoroughly covered—from electrical and lighting to brakes and transmissions.

Factory procedures from the most common manufacturers for diagnosis and repair are presented along with annotated photos and diagrams. This practical, authoritative resource is essential for those starting out in the field as well as experienced professionals in need of a detailed, on-the-job reference.

Chapters include:

  • Objectives
  • Notes
  • Cautions
  • Service tips
  • Photos and diagrams
  • Chapter reviews

Truck and Trailer Systems covers:

  • Industry safety
  • Basic electrical
  • Magnetism
  • Batteries
  • Starting system
  • Charging system
  • Lighting and wiring
  • Computer systems
  • Mobile heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems
  • Tires, wheels, and wheel end systems
  • Frames and suspensions
  • Steering systems
  • Trailers and fifth wheels
  • Hydraulic brake systems
  • Air brake foundation brakes
  • Air brake air systems
  • Antilock brake systems
  • Drive lines
  • Clutches
  • Drive axles
  • Single and twin countershaft manual transmissions
  • Automated manual transmissions
  • Automatic transmissions
  • Allison transmission overhaul
  • PMI
  • Auxiliary power units
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071809535
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/17/2014
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 752
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Thomas has more than 30 years' experience as an Auto/Diesel Technician. He is a Graduate of Denver Automotive and Diesel College and Joliet Junior College AAS Degree. Thomas is ASE Certified as a Master Automotive Technician, Master Medium/Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Technician, L1 Automobile Advanced Engine Performance, and L2 Advanced Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnostics. He has been teaching auto and diesel classes for more than 15 years. Thomas was an Auto/Diesel curriculum developer for Universal Technical Institute (UTI) for three years. At Arizona Automotive Institute, he created the entire 60-week Diesel Program, including course materials, PowerPoint presentations, lab sheets, and quizzes.

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Table of Contents

Ch 1: Introduction into the Trucking Industry
Introduction and Objectives; Trucking History; Truck Manufacturers; Truck Classifications; Trucking Industry Careers; Changes to the Industry; Technician Certifications; Review
Ch 2: Safety
General Safety; Fire Safety; OSHA; HAZMAT/MSDS
Ch 3: Tools and Measuring Equipment
Hand Tools; Micrometers and Precision Measuring Tools; Shop Air and Hydraulic Tools; Shop Lifting Tools and Support Stands; Lifting and Rigging
Ch 4: Basic Electrical
Ohm's Law; Meter Familiarization; Voltage Drops; Electrical Circuits; Magnetism; Components
Ch 5: Batteries
Ch 6: The Starting System
Ch 7: The Charging System
Ch 8: Lighting and Wiring
Ch 9: Computer Systems
Ch 10: Advanced Computer Systems
Ch 11: Mobile HVAC
Ch 12: Tires and Wheel Systems
Ch 13: Wheel Ends
Ch 14: Frame and Suspensions
Ch 15: Steering Systems
Ch 16: Trailers and Fifth Wheels
Ch 17: Hydraulic Brakes
Ch 18: Air Brake Foundation Brakes
Ch 19: Air Brake Air System
Ch 20: Anti-Lock Brake Systems
Ch 21: Air System Accessories
Ch 22: Drive Lines
Ch 23: Clutches
Ch 24: Drive Axles
Ch 25: Single Countershaft Manual Transmissions
Ch 26: Twin Countershaft Manual Transmissions
Ch 27: Automated Manual Transmissions
Ch 28: Automatic Transmissions
Ch 29: Allison Automatic Transmissions

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