By Mike Byrnes
Publish 12 months note: First released June 1st 1998
Far greater than CDL prep, on the grounds that 1988 this has been the go-to ebook on tractor-trailer operations, equipping advertisement drivers with the data and self assurance for a secure, winning profession.
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 similar to coincidence reconstruction specialists and lawyers.
With up to date details on hours of carrier, dangerous fabrics, shipment securement, and onboard know-how, plus descriptions of structures and elements, regulated actions, riding abilities, secure using and economic system using, Bumper to Bumper comprises end-of-chapter quizzes, hundreds of thousands of illustrations and a close index.
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The normal gauge reading is 100 to 120 psig. 21 Chapter 2—Dashboards and Gauges The pressure will vary in this range because of compressor operation and brake application. Don’t drive a truck with air brakes until the gauge reads at least 100 psig. Should the pressure drop below 90 pounds when you are driving the truck, stop immediately. If you don’t, your brakes may come on automatically if the pressure drops much further. LOW AIR PRESSURE WARNING DEVICE All trucks with air brakes also have a low air pressure warning device.
15 9. The main advantage of multiple countershafts is they __________. A. help obtain highway speeds faster B. increase transmission life C. increase the number of available gear ratios D. increase the weight of the transmission 10. Truck transmissions are available in automatic as well as manual. A. True B. False CHAPTER 4 AIR BRAKES Your Brakes Are Your Best Friend You learned in Chapter 3 that the transmission is the part of your truck that turns engine power into the torque that will make your wheels turn and move your vehicle down the road.
The water temperature warning light will come on if the water temperature in the cooling system gets too high. The low oil pressure warning light will come on when the oil pressure is too low. The low air pressure warning light will come on if the air pressure in the braking system drops below 60 psig. The low water level warning light will come on if—you guessed it—the water level is low. These warning lights often have buzzers that sound, too. As you can see, they are really back-up systems for the gauges.
Bumper to Bumper: The Complete Guide to Tractor-Trailer Operations (5th Edition) by Mike Byrnes