1. Introduction to Servicing Heavy-Duty Trucks. 2. Shop Safety and Operations. 3. Tools and Fasteners. 4. Maintenance. 5. Fundamentals of Electricity. 6. Fundamentals of Electronics and Computers. 7. Batteries. 8. Charging Systems. 9. Cranking Systems. 10. Chassis Electrical Circuits. 11. Diagnosis and Repair of Electronic Circuits. 12. Multiplexing. 13. Hydraulics Fundamentals. 14. Clutches. 15. Standard Transmissions. 16. Standard Transmission Servicing. 17. Torque Converters. 18. Automatic Transmissions. 19. Automatic Transmission Maintenance. 20. Automated Manual Transmissions (AMTs) and Hybrids. 21. Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmissions (ECATs). 22. Driveshaft Assemblies. 23. Heavy-Duty Truck Axles. 24. Heavy-Duty Truck Axle Service and Repair. 25. Steering and Alignment. 26. Suspension Systems. 27. Wheels and Tires. 28. Truck Brake Systems. 29. Hydraulic and Air-over-Hydraulic Braking Systems. 30. ABS and EBS Braking Systems. 31. Air Brake Servicing. 32. Vehicle Chassis Frame. 33. Heavy Duty Truck Trailers. 34. Fifth Wheels and Coupling Systems. 35. Heavy-Duty HVAC systems. Acronyms. Glossary. Index.
Sean Bennett is a former program coordinator for the Truck and Diesel Department at Centennial College, as well as a former corporate trainer for Mack Trucks. During a 20-year tenure at the college he authored new curricula, helped overhaul existing course offerings, and chaired a wide range of curriculum development committees for the Province of Ontario. Mr. Bennett has written more than 30 books dealing with diesel, truck, heavy equipment, and automotive technology and currently devotes his career to technical writing and speaking engagements. He is an active member of the American Trucking Association's Technology and Maintenance Council, the Association of Diesel Specialists, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the North American Council of Automotive Teachers. He is widely regarded as the foremost author in commercial vehicle technology.