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The Tractor Trailer Book

The Tractor Trailer Book Author Jimmy Cox
ISBN-10 1479116092
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 114
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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 Tractor Trailer Book

The Tractor Trailer Book Author Jimmy Cox
ISBN-10 1441453725
Release 2009-03-12
Pages 76
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This book, written by a professional truck driver with 10 years of experience driving tractor trailers, is aimed at helping new drivers learn how to maneuver big trucks on the highway, on city streets, and at customer locations. It offers suggestions on how to deal with real driving situations and includes 24 black and white diagrams. Whether you are a new driver, an experienced driver, or just someone who wants to see what it's like to get behind the wheel of a tractor trailer, this book should have something to interest you.



Bumper to Bumper

Bumper to Bumper Author Inc Mike Byrnes and Associates
ISBN-10 0962168769
Release 2003
Pages 499
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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



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

Everything You Will Ever Need to Know to Start Driving a Big Truck Or How I Became a Professional Tourist Author Steve Richards
ISBN-10 9781598006162
Release 2006-06
Pages 228
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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."



Secrets the Trucking Companies Don t Want You to Know

Secrets the Trucking Companies Don t Want You to Know Author Yvonne Wright
ISBN-10 9780557043750
Release 2009-04-01
Pages 60
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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.



The Art of Truck Driving

The Art of Truck Driving Author Claude Charron
ISBN-10 9781449729349
Release 2012-04-28
Pages 74
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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!



Tractor Trailer Truck Driver Training

Tractor Trailer Truck Driver Training Author Alice Adams
ISBN-10 1337567698
Release 2018-01-02
Pages 752
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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.



How to Back Up a Tractor Trailer Safely

How to Back Up a Tractor Trailer Safely Author Jerry Berger
ISBN-10 0989945200
Release 2013-11
Pages 66
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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.



Review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership

Review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership Author National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
ISBN-10 9780309377133
Release 2015-11-25
Pages 202
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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.



Trucking

Trucking Author Alice Adams
ISBN-10 1418012629
Release 2005-11-28
Pages 620
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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.



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

The Long Haul  A Trucker s Tales of Life on the Road Author Finn Murphy
ISBN-10 9780393608724
Release 2017-06-06
Pages 256
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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.



Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles

Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium  and Heavy Duty Vehicles Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 0309159474
Release 2010-07-30
Pages 250
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Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles evaluates various technologies and methods that could improve the fuel economy of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, such as tractor-trailers, transit buses, and work trucks. The book also recommends approaches that federal agencies could use to regulate these vehicles' fuel consumption. Currently there are no fuel consumption standards for such vehicles, which account for about 26 percent of the transportation fuel used in the U.S. The miles-per-gallon measure used to regulate the fuel economy of passenger cars. is not appropriate for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, which are designed above all to carry loads efficiently. Instead, any regulation of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles should use a metric that reflects the efficiency with which a vehicle moves goods or passengers, such as gallons per ton-mile, a unit that reflects the amount of fuel a vehicle would use to carry a ton of goods one mile. This is called load-specific fuel consumption (LSFC). The book estimates the improvements that various technologies could achieve over the next decade in seven vehicle types. For example, using advanced diesel engines in tractor-trailers could lower their fuel consumption by up to 20 percent by 2020, and improved aerodynamics could yield an 11 percent reduction. Hybrid powertrains could lower the fuel consumption of vehicles that stop frequently, such as garbage trucks and transit buses, by as much 35 percent in the same time frame.



The Trailer Life Directory RV Road Atlas

The Trailer Life Directory RV Road Atlas Author Trailer Life Enterprises
ISBN-10 0982489404
Release 2011
Pages 176
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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.



Managing 12 Volts

Managing 12 Volts Author Harold Barre
ISBN-10 0964738627
Release 2002-06-01
Pages 244
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MANAGING 12 VOLTS explains to RV boat, and alternative energy users how to upgrade, operate, and troubleshoot 12 volt electrical systems. There is confusion and misunderstanding about 12 volt systems. This book teaches layman how batteries, chargers, and electrical circuits work so that they can make intelligent decisions when selecting or operating their system.



Traffic

Traffic Author Tom Vanderbilt
ISBN-10 9780307277190
Release 2009
Pages 402
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A best-selling social study analyzes the complex factors that dictate how traffic works, why we drive the way we do, and what our driving reveals about us, discussing the unintended consequences of attempts to engineer safety, why plans to protect pedestrians can lead to more accidents, and more. Reprint.



Emergency Response Guidebook

Emergency Response Guidebook Author U.S. Department of Transportation,
ISBN-10 9781510726208
Release 2018-01-02
Pages 400
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If you came upon an overturned truck on the highway that was leaking, would you be able to identify if it was hazardous and know what steps to take? Does the identification number 60 indicate a toxic substance or a flammable solid, in the molten state at an elevated temperature? Does the identification number 1035 indicate ethane or butane? What is the difference between natural gas transmission pipelines and natural gas distribution pipelines? Questions like these and more are answered in the 2016 update of the Emergency Response Guidebook. Learn how to identify symbols for vehicles carrying toxic, flammable, explosive, radioactive, or otherwise harmful substances and how to respond once an incident involving those substances has been identified. Always be prepared in situations that are unfamiliar and dangerous and know how to rectify them. Keeping this guide around at all times will ensure that, if you were to come upon a transportation situation involving hazardous substances or dangerous goods, you will be able to help keep others and yourself out of danger. With color-coded pages for quick and easy reference, this is the official manual used by first responders in the United States and Canada for transportation incidents involving dangerous goods or hazardous materials.



The Official DSA Guide to Driving Goods Vehicles

The Official DSA Guide to Driving Goods Vehicles Author Driving Standards Agency
ISBN-10 011553282X
Release 2013-09-05
Pages 331
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This Driving Standards Agency publication contains guidance on the official syllabus and practical test requirements for driving a large goods vehicle (LGV), as well as on driving techniques for different vehicles and conditions, load restraint, EC and UK legal requirements, working time and tachograph regulations, freight transport organisation, dealing with emergencies, new safety checks and minimum test vehicle requirements. This edition includes information to help prepare for the extended theory and practical tests that link to the new Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). It supersedes the 8th edition (2007, ISBN 9780115528996).