The Tractor Trailer Book

Practical Advice for Driving Tractor Trailers 2nd Edition

Author: Jimmy Cox

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479116096

Category: Education

Page: 114

View: 5167

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.
Posted in Education

Bumper to Bumper

The Complete Guide to Tractor-trailer Operations

Author: Inc Mike Byrnes and Associates,Mike Byrnes and Associates

Publisher: Mike Byrnes & Associates, Inc.

ISBN: 9780962168765

Category: Transportation

Page: 499

View: 7591

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
Posted in Transportation

Everything You Will Ever Need to Know to Start Driving a Big Truck Or How I Became a Professional Tourist

Author: Steve Richards

Publisher: Steve Richards

ISBN: 1598006169

Category: Study Aids

Page: 228

View: 9306

Have you ever thought about driving a big truck? Have you ever even just wondered what really goes on in the world of eighteen wheelers? Can you be a trucker? It looks interesting, but it must be complicated. How could anyone even begin to maneuver one of those huge monstrosities? Trust me, you can do this! Not only is it possible for almost anyone to successfully navigate into the world of transportation, but you will be helping out a necessary part of the economy and one that is constantly and even desperately in search of drivers. There is no unemployment for a big rig driver. Let me show you how to do it all! Everything you will ever need to know is right here in these pages including how to find some of the most incredible jobs, and many things that you are not supposed to know about. And there are MANY things you are not supposed to know about. So jump on it and learn what it takes to get paid to do what others are willing to pay for the privilege of doing. With me as your tour guide you will be able to get out & see the sights, be on a permanent vacation, & you will learn just what it takes to become happily involved as a "Professional Tourist."
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Secrets the Trucking Companies Don't Want You to Know!

Author: Yvonne Wright

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557043751

Category: Self-Help

Page: 60

View: 9749

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.
Posted in Self-Help

Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver Training

Author: Alice Adams,Ptdi

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337567695

Category: Transportation

Page: 752

View: 349

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.
Posted in Transportation

The Art of Truck Driving

Author: Claude Charron

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449729347

Category: Self-Help

Page: 74

View: 9336

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!
Posted in Self-Help

How to Back-Up a Tractor-Trailer Safely

Author: Jerry Berger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989945202

Category:

Page: 66

View: 1170

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.
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The Other Side of the Island

Author: Allegra Goodman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781595141965

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 280

View: 4368

Born in the eighth year of Enclosure, ten-year-old Honor lives in a highly regulated colony with her defiant parents, but when they have an illegal second child and are taken away, it is up to Honor and her friend Helix, another "Unpredictable," to uncover a terrible secret about their Island and the Corporation that runs everything.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Aliens: Theory of Propagation/The Alien

Author: John Arcudi,Mark Verheiden

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 27

View: 4046

Humanity's encounters with the deadly extraterrestrial "bugs" have had distastrous, lethal results. But how did this species spread across the galaxy? Find out in "The Theory of Aliens Propagation," by _Aliens: Outbreak_ writer Mark Verheiden (screenwriter of _The Mask, TimeCop, Battlestar Galactica_) and artist Mark A. Nelson. And in "The Alien," the xenomorph infestation that rendered Earth all but uninhabitable in _Outbreak_ comes to a head as the exiled human population negotiates with the "Space Jockey" species intent on exterminating the infesting xenomorphsand Earth!
Posted in Comics & Graphic Novels

Truck and Trailer Systems

Author: Mike Thomas

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071809546

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 752

View: 7028

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
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Trucking

Tractor-Trailer Driver

Author: Alice Adams

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781418012625

Category: Transportation

Page: 620

View: 9084

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.
Posted in Transportation

Review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership

Third Report

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

ISBN: 0309377137

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 202

View: 7061

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.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

CDL Test Preparation Guide

Everything You Need to Know

Author: Alice Adams,Van O'Neal

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9781418038472

Category: Study Aids

Page: 322

View: 6929

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.
Posted in Study Aids

The Mechanics of Tractor-implement Performance

Theory and Worked Examples

Author: Ross Heatley Macmillan

Publisher: UoM Custom Book Centre

ISBN: 9780980759419

Category: Agricultural implements

Page: 170

View: 9710

Posted in Agricultural implements

The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road

Author: Finn Murphy

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393608727

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 6713

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.
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The Trailer Life Directory RV Road Atlas

United States, Canada, Mexico

Author: Trailer Life Enterprises

Publisher: Good Sam Pub

ISBN: 9780982489406

Category: Travel

Page: 176

View: 9290

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.
Posted in Travel

Quantity Food Production Operations and Indian Cuisine

Author: Parvinder S. Bali

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198068495

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 330

View: 5078

Accompanied by one CD-ROM in pocket inside back pocket.
Posted in Business & Economics

Farmwise

Your Essential Guide to Health and Safety in Agriculture

Author: Great Britain. Health and Safety Executive

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780717665792

Category:

Page: 79

View: 9232

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Pass the CDL Exam

Everything You Need to Know

Author: Van O'Neal,Alice Adams

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766850156

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 7361

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.
Posted in Business & Economics