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A severe shortage of trained tractor-trailer drivers faces the trucking industry and the nation. Trucking: Tractor-Trailer Driver Handbook/Workbook, Third edition and its ancillaries can help solve this problem by providing a great turnkey curriculum for the latest in tractor-trailer driver training, complete with up-to-date compliance and regulation standards. This new edition delivers not only the technical content the driver needs to know, but also teaches the procedures that, with practice, will enable the student to become a skilled driver. This book stresses the importance of developing the skills, traits and behaviors that characterize true professionals. Professional truck drivers must maintain safe standards throughout all facets of a trip, and this book provides the qmust haveq information new drivers need to stay safe before, during, and after a route. Coverage focuses on attaining and preserving safe standards throughout all aspects of a professional driving career, from securing one's load to hazardous materials handling, with helpful guidelines for maintaining a healthy lifestyle on the road. This edition delivers not only the technical content tractor-trailer drivers need to become skilled professionals, but also the healthful habits and qbest practicesq that can lead to improved safety and well-being.The Spicer AutoMate-2 is a 10-speed transmission that uses electronic controls on the transmission to automatically change ... or down, by manually matching the road and engine speeds (see Figure 6-13). ... The Rockwell Engine Synchro Shift (ESS) uses engine electronic controls to automatically synchronize the engineanbsp;...

Author:Alice Adams
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2005-11-28


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