By Mike Byrnes

Publish 12 months note: First released June 1st 1998

Far greater than CDL prep, due to the fact that 1988 this has been the go-to booklet on tractor-trailer operations, equipping advertisement drivers with the information and self belief for a secure, winning profession.

Thorough, effortless and stress-free to learn, this 5-star source is acclaimed through entry-level and veteran drivers alike in addition to teachers and experts equivalent to coincidence reconstruction specialists and legal professionals.

With updated details on hours of provider, damaging fabrics, shipment securement, and onboard expertise, plus descriptions of platforms and parts, regulated actions, using abilities, secure using and financial system using, Bumper to Bumper comprises end-of-chapter quizzes, thousands of illustrations and a close index.

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If your driving task is fairly simple, you might not need so many options. In Chapter 16, we give a few examples of why you might or might not need a wide choice of gears. fig. 3-6 Reverse in a sliding gear transmission. Features of Heavy Truck Transmissions Here are some other features of heavy truck transmissions that we should explore: · multiple countershaft · ranges and splitters 36 Chapter 3—Transmissions MULTIPLE COUNTERSHAFT Truck transmissions have more than one countershaft. Figure 3-7 shows the different number of countershafts used and their locations in the transmission.

38 Chapter 3—Transmissions Automatic Transmissions Most of today’s trucks used for heavy duty applications have manual transmissions installed in them, so we’ve focused on that type. But automatic transmissions are available. In some respects, they’re easier to drive. Chapter 3 Quiz 1. The transmission is __________ that transmits the power from the engine through the driveline to the driving axles, the wheels, and the tires. A. a set of levers B. a two-part device C. a range control D. an assembly of gears and shafts 2.

THE TRAILER AIR SUPPLY VALVE KNOB The trailer air supply valve controls the tractor protection valve (TPV) which is usually under the left rear of the cab. The trailer air supply fig. 2-4 valve supplies air to the trailer. The TPV prevents the loss The trailer air supply of tractor air pressure in a trailer breakaway. If the controls the tractor protection valve which trailer air lines break, the TPV automatically shuts off the protects the tractor brake air supply to the trailer. This unit was designed to function air supply in case of automatically.

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