Bumper to Bumper: The Complete Guide to Tractor-Trailer by Mike Byrnes

By Mike Byrnes

Publish 12 months note: First released June 1st 1998

Far greater than CDL prep, when you consider that 1988 this has been the go-to ebook on tractor-trailer operations, equipping advertisement drivers with the information and self assurance for a secure, profitable occupation.

Thorough, effortless and relaxing to learn, this 5-star source is acclaimed by way of entry-level and veteran drivers alike in addition to teachers and experts comparable to coincidence reconstruction specialists and legal professionals.

With updated info on hours of carrier, detrimental fabrics, shipment securement, and onboard know-how, plus descriptions of platforms and parts, regulated actions, using talents, secure using and financial system riding, Bumper to Bumper comprises end-of-chapter quizzes, hundreds and hundreds of illustrations and a close index.

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You’ll learn when and how to use them. 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.

A. True B. False 9. When in the out or emergency position, the red trailer air supply valve prevents the loss of tractor air pressure by closing __________. A. off the wet tank reservoir B. the tractor protection valve C. the primary air system reservoir D. the relay valves to the trailer’s brake chambers 27 Chapter 2—Dashboards and Gauges 10. 28 The dash-mounted parking brake valve knob is diamond shaped and red. A. True B. False CHAPTER 3 TRANSMISSIONS What Is a Transmission? The truck engine is the component that produces the power to move the vehicle.

The dome light lights the inside of the cab. The panel light lights up the dashboard. The flood light is used at night when you need to check your load on the road or in an emergency. The Controls Cluster THE FIFTH WHEEL LOCK This control is used to lock the fifth wheel in position. It allows you to unlock the fifth wheel in order to slide the fifth wheel back and forth to distribute the weight better. You’ll learn all about sliding fifth wheels in Chapter 23. THE INTER-AXLE DIFFERENTIAL LOCK If your rig has dual rear axles it may have an inter-axle differential and you’ll have an inter-axle differential control.

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