Heavy Duty Truck Systems,
6th Edition

Sean Bennett

ISBN-13: 9781305073623 | ISBN-10: 1305073622

Copyright 2016

| Published 2015

| 1328 pages

List Price USD $134.95


Prepare for your future career with HEAVY DUTY TRUCK SYSTEMS, 6E! This comprehensive best-selling introduction to servicing medium- and heavy-duty trucks helps you develop a strong foundation in electricity and electronics, power train, steering and suspension, brakes, and accessories systems and presents introductory material on servicing, safety, tools, and preventive maintenance. You'll also find full coverage of ASE Education Foundation competencies and the latest technology, including 2014 J1939 updates and access tools, Wingman radar, CMS, and Allison TC10 transmissions (introduced in 2013). You will master key topics and servicing procedures with extensive sets of review questions; over 1700 full color photographs and pieces of art; and an accompanying workbook that provides additional review material, Internet research exercises, and ASE Education Foundation task-oriented job sheets.

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Meet the Authors

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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 he 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.

  • Revision of tires and wheel end chapters, including new balancing methods; expanded coverage of air disc brakes; and a significantly revised chapter on hydraulic/hydraulic power-boost brakes.
  • Expanded coverage of hydraulics, oxyacetylene, and electric welding safety; fastener identification; emerging trends in trucking heading for EPA 2017 load efficiency/CO2 dump requirements; and CSA 2010.
  • Updated chapters on clutches (DM centrifugal and AW wet) and transmissions, including hybrid transmissions, as well as detailed coverage of the Allison TC10 for Class 8 trucks.
  • Introduction to Delco Remy 33/40 alternator diagnostics and reconditioning, smart ignition switches, internal mag solenoid switches (IMSS), overcrank protection, and highway grid hotel loads for trucks and trailers.
  • Updated electricity and electronics chapters, including J1939 electronics (2014 access including J1962), and new content on Wingman radar, collision mitigation systems (CMS), new electronic service tools (ESTs), ultracapacitors, and battery information management systems.
  • Features the most comprehensive glossary of any other trucking book on the market.
  • Provides an introduction to Eaton DM clutches and comprehensive coverage of Caterpillar's new highway vocational transmissions (CX family).
  • Focuses on prognostic maintenance, reflecting current trucking industry practices.
  • Includes reefer cryogenics and BlueCool-type heat exchanges.
  • Provides an unparalleled suite of instructor and student resources, including a comprehensive test bank, PowerPoint® slides for every chapter, 58 new videos that cover basic service procedures (via MindTap™), a Student Workbook, and more.
  • Includes standard-to-metric values (metric in brackets) throughout except CVSA and FMVSS compliance specs.
  • Covers the latest battery technology, changes in electronic service tools, collision avoidance technologies, and service information systems (SISs).

Table of Contents

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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.

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Workbook for Bennett's Heavy Duty Truck Systems, 6th

Master the key content in HEAVY DUTY TRUCK SYSTEMS, 6E with this practical workbook, which contains chapter objectives, practice questions, Job Sheets keyed to NATEF tasks, and online tasks.

Instructor's Web Site for Bennett's Heavy Duty Truck Systems, 6th

The Instructor Companion Website includes PowerPoint® presentations for each core textbook chapter, a computerized test bank, an Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources. To access the Instructor Companion Website, please visit www.cengage.com/sso.

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Heavy Duty Truck Systems

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