Practical Advice for Driving Tractor Trailers 2nd Edition
Author: Jimmy Cox
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
This is the second edition of The Tractor Trailer Book. Author Jimmy Cox, a professional tractor trailer driver for the past 15 years, has added two new chapters: Backing Basics, and Delivery Examples. He has incorporated some suggestions and comments from his popular series of training videos in this new edition such as describing exact turns of the steering wheel. Also included is an updated version of how to back into truck stop parking spaces. This is a more visual edition with 58 diagrams illustrating situations that drivers encounter on a typical work day.
The Complete Guide to Tractor-trailer Operations
Author: Inc Mike Byrnes and Associates,Mike Byrnes and Associates
Publisher: Mike Byrnes & Associates, Inc.
Textbook for tractor semitrailer operations: fourth edition includes current information on hours of service, hazardous materials, cargo securement, in-cab technology; trucking industry history; U.S. regulations; procedures; descriptions of systems, components, use/maintenance requirements; troubleshooting; safe driving; economy driving; regulated activities. Includnes end-of-chapter tests, Observation Skills Tests, illustrations, index
Author: Yvonne Wright
Knowledge is power. If you are contemplating getting a Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL), read this book first. Trucking companies paint a deceptively scintillating picture of the profession. It is imperative that you learn the secrets the trucking companies don't want you to know. Learn to sidestep being brainwashed into making choices that only benefit the company. Allow this book to guide you through the minefield of trucking choices. You will emerge not just unscathed, but victorious! An aptitude test will determine if you are truck driver material. You will learn how to choose a CDL school and receive valuable tips about training. After learning how to be hired on by the company that can best meet your needs, you will be coached about how to make the most money possible. A list of questions to ask prospective employers will prove to be invaluable. Let this book walk you through each step in your truck driving career from prospective student to becoming a trainer.
Author: Alice Adams,Ptdi
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Are you eager for a successful career as a professional truck driver? Get proven training with the resource even the pros trust: Delmar's TRACTOR-TRAILER TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING, Fifth Edition. As the only official education partner of the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI), Delmar provides up-to-date, comprehensive knowledge to help you succeed at every stage of your career. Now updated to align with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) new minimum standards for Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT), the Fifth Edition of this valuable resource also features Skill Drills and Safety Checks to help you hone in on key skills and important safety topics essential for today's professional truck drivers.
Author: Claude Charron
Publisher: WestBow Press
Do you want to be a truck driver? Would you like to be profitable? Do you drive and just love what you do? Are you training others to become truck drivers? The Art of Truck Driving will give you all you need to know but did not get at truck-driving school, provided by one who has 2.5 million miles under his belt, who always drove with safety in mind and was presented with the Driver of the Quarter Award by Global Driver Services. Discover real-life experiences on the road, enjoy amusing anecdotes, and stay safe!
Author: Jerry Berger
The most definitive book written for every professional truck driver who wants to know the essential elements of backing-up a tractor-trailer SAFELY. The purpose of this must-read book is to educate and enlighten every person wanting to make a living in this highly needed respectable business, the necessary information to attain the skill and back-up SAFELY. You will learn about the basic skills, the art and science needed to know in order to back-up SAFELY in various situations. In addition there are nine bonus back-up illustrations, and an exclusive how-to-guide for getting directions.
Treatment and Recovery in Combat-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Author: Larry Dewey
Category: Health & Fitness
Much has rightly been written about the physiological and psychological symptoms, known as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suffered by combat veterans, and their treatment. Much less has been written about the moral, spiritual and existential pain that soldiers experience as a consequence of carrying through the stated purpose of war for the common soldier - kill the enemy until the war is won. Based on his 20+ years' experience of treating combat veterans, Dr Larry Dewey explores the war trauma and life adaptation of combatants over two decades of intensive treatment. He addresses moral, spiritual and existential issues while also attending to the important physiological and psychological symptoms. Using case material, thoughts, experiences and, literally, the words of 65 veterans of various wars, he portrays in depth and with meaningful detail the process of successful treatment and the eventual positive adaptation for these veterans. The volume explores the deep pain and burden of killing and the role of propaganda and love in starting and maintaining war. Through the veterans' stories the author portrays the personal war of the ordinary combatant and the burden of guilt, grief and pain they often carry afterwards. The second part tackles the actual healing process, and part three explores the concepts of sin, confession, mercy, forgiveness, redemption and love, and how veterans have used them in aiding their own recovery from war's grief and moral pain. War and Redemption provides an invaluable tool in the understanding and treatment of PTSD for therapists, veterans and their families. It will also be a fascinating and valuable resource for all those interested in PTSD more generally.
Author: Alice Adams
Publisher: Cengage Learning
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 "must have" 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 "best practices" that can lead to improved safety and well-being.
Everything You Need to Know
Author: Alice Adams,Van O'Neal
Publisher: Delmar Pub
Category: Study Aids
This up-to-date and easy-to-read Commercial Driver?s License (CDL) test preparation guide covers everything you need to know before taking the exam, setting you on a path to success. Aside from presenting the ?need to know? material tested on the CDL exam, the 2nd Edition provides tips for new drivers, helpful insights and pointers shared by veteran drivers, and added step-by-step illustrations to help make certain that you understand the information you?ve read. Students of all levels, even those with English as a second language, will feel comfortable with the thorough, easy-to-use information contained within.
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Energy and Environmental Systems,Committee to Review the 21st Century Truck Partnership, Phase 3
Publisher: National Academies Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
The 21st Century Truck Partnership (21CTP) works to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, increase heavy-duty vehicle safety, and support research, development, and demonstration to initiate commercially viable products and systems. This report is the third in a series of three by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that have reviewed the research and development initiatives carried out by the 21CTP. Review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership, Third Report builds on the Phase 1 and 2 reviews and reports, and also comments on changes and progress since the Phase 2 report was issued in 2012.
Author: Mike Thomas
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Technology & Engineering
The most complete visual guide to servicing medium- and heavy-duty truck systems Written by an expert with decades of experience as an automotive and diesel technician and instructor, Truck and Trailer Systems offers comprehensive information on medium- and heavy-duty truck service. The book begins by discussing the trucking industry, professional certifications, safety, tools, and measuring equipment. Then, each system is thoroughly covered--from electrical and lighting to brakes and transmissions. Factory procedures from the most common manufacturers for diagnosis and repair are presented along with annotated photos and diagrams. This practical, authoritative resource is essential for those starting out in the field as well as experienced professionals in need of a detailed, on-the-job reference. Chapters include: Objectives Notes Cautions Service tips Photos and diagrams Chapter reviews Truck and Trailer Systems covers: Industry safety Basic electrical Magnetism Batteries Starting system Charging system Lighting and wiring Computer systems Mobile heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems Tires, wheels, and wheel end systems Frames and suspensions Steering systems Trailers and fifth wheels Hydraulic brake systems Air brake foundation brakes Air brake air systems Antilock brake systems Drive lines Clutches Drive axles Single and twin countershaft manual transmissions Automated manual transmissions Automatic transmissions Allison transmission overhaul PMI Auxiliary power units
Theory and Worked Examples
Author: Ross Heatley Macmillan
Publisher: UoM Custom Book Centre
Category: Agricultural implements
Author: Finn Murphy
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
A long-haul mover’s rollicking account of life out on the Big Slab. More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he’s covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people’s belongings all over America. Known by his trucker handle as U-Turn, he spends his days (and many of his nights) in a 53-foot eighteen-wheeler he calls Cassidy. In The Long Haul, Murphy offers a trucker’s-eye view of America on the move. Going far beyond the myth of the American road trip, he whisks readers down the I-95 Powerlane, across the Florida Everglades, in and out of the truck stops of the Midwest, and through the steep grades of the Rocky Mountains. As he crisscrosses the country, Murphy recounts with wit, candor, and charm the America he has seen change over the decades, from the hollowing-out of small towns to changing tastes in culture and home furnishings. Some 40 million Americans move each year, and very few have any idea what they’re getting into or the kind of person to whom they are relinquishing their worldly goods. The Long Haul is also a behind-the-scenes look at the moving industry, revealing what really happens when we call in “the movers.” Through it all, Murphy tells poignant, funny, and often haunting stories of the people he encounters on the job: a feisty hoarder in New Hampshire; a Virginia homeowner raging when Murphy’s truck accidentally runs down a stand of trees; an ex-banker in Colorado who treats Finn and his crew with undisguised contempt; a widow who needs Murphy to bring her archeologist husband’s remains and relics to a Navajo burial ceremony in New Mexico. These experiences inspire Finn’s memorable reflections on work, class, and the bonds we form with the things we own and the places we live. Brimming with personality and filled with great characters, The Long Haul is a resonant portrait of the enduring appeal of manual labor in the dark underbelly of the American Dream.
Author: Rose McCallen,Fred Browand,James Ross
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
It is our pleasure to present these proceedings from the United Engineering Foundation Conference on The Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles: Trucks, Buses and Trains held December 2-6, 2002, in Monterey, California. This Department of Energy, United Engineering Foundation, and industry sponsored conference brought together 90 leading engineering researchers from around the world to discuss the aerodynamic drag of heavy vehicles. Participants from national labs, academia, and industry, including truck manufacturers, discussed how computer simulation and experimental techniques could be used to design more fuel efficient trucks, buses, and trains. Conference topics included comparison of computational fluid dynamics calculations using both steady and unsteady Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes, large-eddy simulation, and hybrid turbulence models and experimental data obtained from the Department of Energy sponsored and other wind tunnel experiments. Advanced experimental techniques including three-dimensional particle image velocimetry were presented, along with their use in evaluating drag reduction devices. We would like to thank the UEF conference organizers for their dedication and quick response to sudden deadlines. In addition, we would like to thank all session chairs, the scientific advisory committee, authors, and reviewers for their many hours of dedicated effort that contributed to a successful conference and resulted in this document of the conference proceedings. We also gratefully acknowledge the support received from the United Engineering Foundation, the US Department of Energy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Volvo Trucks America, International Truck and Engine Corporation, and Freightliner LLC.
Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)
Author: Tom Vanderbilt
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Category: Social Science
Driving is a fact of life. We are all spending more and more time on the road, and traffic is an issue we face everyday. This book will make you think about it in a whole new light. We have always had a passion for cars and driving. Now Traffic offers us an exceptionally rich understanding of that passion. Vanderbilt explains why traffic jams form, outlines the unintended consequences of our attempts to engineer safety and even identifies the most common mistakes drivers make in parking lots. Based on exhaustive research and interviews with driving experts and traffic officials around the globe, Traffic gets under the hood of the quotidian activity of driving to uncover the surprisingly complex web of physical, psychological and technical factors that explain how traffic works.
United States, Canada, Mexico
Author: Trailer Life Enterprises
Publisher: Good Sam Pub
A road atlas created especially for the particular needs of campers and RVers at their request! This atlas shows all the U.S., Mexican, and Canadian locations found in the Trailer Life Directory. A must-have for RVers, the atlas includes notes regarding low clearances and highlights routes that are safe for RVs. The campground listing index includes service centers, dealers, and attractions as well as locations with WiFi/Internet access.
Your Essential Guide to Health and Safety in Agriculture
Author: Great Britain. Health and Safety Executive
Everything You Need to Know
Author: Van O'Neal,Alice Adams
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Business & Economics
Whether you are embarking on your first career or a new career as a professional driver, you will appreciate the practical, straightforward, quick, no-nonsense approach to learning what you need to know to pass the CDL exam. Easy to follow and understand, each chapter provides learning tools for students of all levels, even those who have not attended school or taken a test in many years.You will feel more comfortable with the topics covered in this book and found on the exam as each chapter contains not only the important information, but also additional tools such as practice quizzes and real-world situations that put the information in context to make it easier to understand. A glossary of terms helps you become familiar with this industry’s unique language. Chapter reviews help you determine if and where you need to review the reading for a better understanding of specific areas. All this will help you feel confident when you take the CDL exam and enhances your chances of passing on the first try.
SAT Prep Book 2018 & 2019 and Practice Test Questions for the College Board SAT Exam
Author: Sat Study Guide 2018 & 2019 Team
Category: Study Aids
SAT Prep 2018 & 2019: SAT Prep Book 2018 & 2019 and Practice Test Questions for the College Board SAT Exam Developed for test takers trying to achieve passing SAT scores, this comprehensive study guide includes: -Quick Overview -Test-Taking Strategies -Introduction to the SAT -Reading -Writing and Language -Mathematics -Essay -Practice Questions -Detailed Answer Explanations Each section of the test has a comprehensive review that goes into detail to cover all of the content likely to appear on the SAT. The practice test questions are each followed by detailed answer explanations. If you miss a question, it's important that you are able to understand the nature of your mistake and how to avoid making it again during your SAT test dates. The answer explanations will help you to learn from your mistakes before your SAT registration and overcome them. Understanding the latest SAT testing strategies is essential to preparing you for what you will expect on the exam. A test taker has to not only understand the material that is being covered on the test, but also must be familiar with the strategies that are necessary to properly utilize the time provided and get through the test without making any avoidable errors. Anyone planning to surpass an average SAT score should take advantage of the review material, practice test questions, and test-taking strategies contained in this study guide.