Truck and Trailer Systems

Truck and Trailer Systems

by Mike Thomas


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071809535
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 01/17/2014
Pages: 752
Sales rank: 779,037
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About 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.

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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