Book covers tractor-trailer operations
Mar 1, 2004 12:00 PM
The fourth edition of Bumper to Bumper, The Complete Guide to Tractor-Trailer Operations has up-to-date information on hours-of-service (HOS) rules, cargo securement, and hazardous materials. Published by Mike Byrnes and Associates Inc, this book also addresses onboard technology including satellite positioning systems, wireless, and hand-held devices.
This 35-chapter book covers:
Vehicle systems: engine, brakes, steering, electrical, cooling, transmissions, drivetrain, tires and wheels, auxiliary brakes, and sliders
Driving skills: shifting, cornering, backing, driving in traffic, driving challenges, and handling doubles and triples
Regulated activities: HOS, vehicle inspection, cargo documentation, cargo securement, hauling hazardous materials, accidents and fires, coupling and uncoupling, economy driving, preventive maintenance, map reading and trip planning, job-hunting, and managing life on the road.
Illustrated and indexed, the book includes end-of-chapter tests and observation-skills exercises. It can be ordered from Mike Byrnes and Associates or from www.amazon.com or www.bn.com. Single copies are priced at $41.95; volume and retailer discounts are provided. For more details, phone 361-980-8337 or e-mail email@example.com.
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