J.J. Keller's tractor-trailer driver training manual by J.j. Keller & Associates Staff

By J.j. Keller & Associates Staff

Written via an skilled transportation specialist and previous driving force education teacher, this 2d version handbook teaches the fundamentals of secure using innovations for tractor-trailer rigs and offers updated regulatory details. The handbook additionally is helping you meet FMCSA's entry-level driving force education standards. It covers all 4 parts - driving force qualification, hours of carrier, driving force wellbeing, and whistleblower Read more...

summary: Written by means of an skilled transportation specialist and previous driving force education teacher, this 2d version guide teaches the fundamentals of secure using strategies for tractor-trailer rigs and gives up to date regulatory details. The guide additionally is helping you meet FMCSA's entry-level motive force education specifications. It covers all 4 parts - driving force qualification, hours of carrier, driving force well being, and whistleblower defense - that new drivers must be proficient on. The guide additionally covers impor

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Odometer — The odometer indicates the total number of miles (or kilometers) traveled by a vehicle. 32 Original content is the copyrighted property of J. J. ® Chapter 2 Control Systems • Tachometer — The tachometer shows engine speed in hundreds of revolutions per minute (RPM). It serves as a guide for shifting into the appropriate transmission gear. It also assists you in effectively using the engine and transmission when accelerating and decelerating and for fuel efficiency. Tachometer. • Fuel gauge — The fuel gauge shows how much fuel is left in the vehicle’s fuel tank(s).

It is operated the same way on a truck as on a car. During your training you may also here this referred to as the throttle. You push the throttle down to increase speed and release it to reduce speed. Proper use of the throttle allows you to safely control the vehicle’s speed, avoiding excessive use of the vehicle’s service brakes. Cruise control. Steering wheel. 26 Original content is the copyrighted property of J. J. ® Chapter 2 Control Systems Clutch, brake, and accelerator pedals (left to right).

A truck may be equipped with one or two air pressure gauges. These gauges are referred to as the primary and secondary air pressure gauges. The air pressure gauge is required by law on every commercial motor vehicle equipped with air brakes. When the engine starts, air pressure starts building. It continues to build until maximum pressure is reached (about 120 psi). If pressure drops below 60 psi, a low pressure warning device (light or buzzer) will activate, indicating that continued operation of the vehicle is unsafe.

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