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Heavy Duty Truck Systems, 5th Edition

  • Sean Bennett Centennial College, retired
  • ISBN-10: 1435483820  |  ISBN-13: 9781435483828
  • 1280 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 2001, 1996
  • © 2011 | Published
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Overview

HEAVY DUTY TRUCK SYSTEMS, 5th EDITION is a best-selling introduction to servicing medium-and heavy-duty trucks, providing a strong foundation of content on Electricity and Electronics, Power Train, Steering and Suspension, Brakes, and Accessories Systems. The fifth edition has been updated throughout including an introduction to Eaton DM clutches and comprehensive coverage of Caterpillar’s new highway vocational transmission, updates of electricity and electronics to cover new battery technology, and coverage of new FMVSS 121 (2009) stopping distance for semi-combinations.

Table of Contents

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. Electronically Automated Standard Transmissions.
21. Electronic Automatic Transmissions.
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.

What's New

  • Standard to metric values (metric in brackets) throughout except for CVSA and FMVSS compliance specs. (These are not converted due to the potential to create confusion).
  • Shift from PM routines to prognostic maintenance, reflecting current trucking industry practices.
  • Updating of electricity and electronics to cover new battery technology, changes in electronic service tools, collision avoidance technologies, and service information systems (SIS).
  • Introduction to Eaton DM clutches and comprehensive coverage of Caterpillar’s new highway vocational transmissions (CX family).
  • Coverage of new FMVSS 121 (2009) stopping distance for semi-combinations.
  • Inclusion of Reefer cryogenics and BlueCool-type heat exchanges.

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Bundle: Text + Workbook

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor Resources for Bennett’s Heavy Duty Truck Systems  (ISBN-10: 143548388X | ISBN-13: 9781435483880)

The Instructor Resources CD-ROM is an instructor resource that includes PowerPoint presentations for each textbook chapter, an Image Library, a Computerized Test Bank, Answer Key, End-of-Chapter Review Questions as Word files, and NATEF Correlations for both the text and workbook.

WebTutor™ Advantage on Blackboard® Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111036330 | ISBN-13: 9781111036331)

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Heavy Vehicle Systems, International Edition  (ISBN-10: 1439080011 | ISBN-13: 9781439080016)

HEAVY VEHICLE SYSTEMS, International Edition is a best-selling introduction to servicing medium-and heavy-duty trucks, providing a strong foundation of content on Electricity and Electronics, Power Train, Steering and Suspension, Brakes, and Accessories Systems. The fifth edition has been updated throughout including an introduction to Eaton DM clutches and comprehensive coverage of Caterpillar’s new highway vocational transmission, updates of electricity and electronics to cover new battery technology, and coverage of new FMVSS 121 (2009) stopping distance for semi-combinations.

List Price = $272.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $202.25

MDT: Heavy Equipment Systems  (ISBN-10: 1418009504 | ISBN-13: 9781418009502)

Modern Diesel Technology: Heavy Equipment Systems is the only textbook on the market that deals exclusively with off-highway mobile equipment systems. Designed to meet the specific needs of technicians in the specialty areas of heavy equipment, agricultural equipment, and powered lift truck technology, this book marks a valuable departure from the books aimed at truck technicians and the manufacturer-produced literature that specialty technicians have had to rely on for so long. The book begins with a chapter on basic safety, and is then broken down into four sections to address the four key elements of heavy equipment systems: hydraulics, heavy duty brake systems, drive train systems, and steering, suspension, and track systems. Written by an author team with extensive experience, both as professionals in the industry and as teachers of specialty technician programs, this book will provide readers with an in-depth understanding of the skills and concepts needed to be an effective technician in this specialty field.

List Price = $191.95  | CengageBrain Price = $191.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $142.50

Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines, Fuel & Computerized Management Systems  (ISBN-10: 1428366660 | ISBN-13: 9781428366664)

The most comprehensive guide to highway diesel engines and their management systems available today, Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines, Fuel & Computerized Management Systems, 3E is a user-friendly resource for both entry-level and experienced technicians alike. Coverage includes the full range of truck diesels, from light duty to heavy duty, as well as the most current diesel engine management electronics used in the industry. The updated third edition features all-new discussions of series and parallel hybrid drivetrains that use both electric and hydraulic hybrid technology, emerging battery and ultracapacitor technology popular in hybrid electric vehicles, expanded coverage of the new Delphi E3 injectors used in post-2007 Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel, Volvo and Mack engines, and more. With an emphasis on today’s computer technology that sets it apart from any other book on the market, this is an ideal guide to working effectively in modern truck service facilities.

List Price = $295.95  | CengageBrain Price = $295.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $219.00

Modern Diesel Technology: Brakes, Suspension & Steering  (ISBN-10: 1418013722 | ISBN-13: 9781418013721)

Beginning with entry-level explanations of the critical systems and advancing to the standard required of ASE L4 and L5 certification testing, this stand-alone book is a first-rate primer in the study of highway truck and trailer brake, suspension, and steering systems. Modular in format, the book’s chapters cover basic principles directed to specific, performance-based learning outcomes. Step-by-step photo sequences for many critical shop-based tasks and an emphasis on troubleshooting help learners make the connection between conceptual and hands-on learning.

List Price = $179.95  | CengageBrain Price = $179.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $133.00

Modern Diesel Technology: Electricity and Electronics  (ISBN-10: 1401880134 | ISBN-13: 9781401880132)

In this new treatment of a fundamentally important subject, student technicians will quickly grasp electrical principles thanks to the author’s straightforward comparisons between compressed air systems and electricity. An emphasis on troubleshooting helps cultivate key problem-solving skills that are vital to gaining an understanding of modern truck electrical systems. Numerous examples that feature the most advanced truck in the North American market, the International High Performance model, help readers grasp electrical theory within a high-tech context. Coverage of the latest topics includes body system controllers, multiplexed instrumentation, and the interaction between the various electronic modules on a modern truck.

List Price = $188.95  | CengageBrain Price = $188.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $140.25

Modern Diesel Technology: Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnosis  (ISBN-10: 1401870791 | ISBN-13: 9781401870799)

Gain a sound understanding of electronically controlled diesel engines as well as maintenance and diagnostic procedures. This book uses the ASE L2 "composite" diesel engine as a platform for fostering a detailed understanding of current truck engine management systems including electronic unit injector (EUI), hydraulically actuated electronic unit injector (HEUI), electronic unit pump (EUP), time-pressure injection (HPI-TP), computer-controlled pump-line-nozzle (PLN), and diesel common rail (CR) fuel management systems. Coverage is comprehensive in scope, addressing vehicle management computers, electronic service tools (ESTs), connector and wiring repair, and the principles of multiplexing, as well as each major system of the various fuel management systems used on today’s diesel powered trucks.

List Price = $179.95  | CengageBrain Price = $179.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $133.00

Modern Diesel Technology: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration  (ISBN-10: 1401878490 | ISBN-13: 9781401878498)

Student technicians of truck air conditioning or truck-trailer refrigeration will appreciate the easy-to-follow language this book employs in conveying the foundational concepts of mobile refrigeration. Written in an understandable, straightforward style that integrates the technical jargon used in today’s HVAC and truck-trailer refrigeration field, this book delivers extensive information on HVAC and mobile refrigeration technology. State-of-the-art coverage includes a section on thermodynamics that serves as the basis for both truck HVAC systems and mobile refrigeration equipment. General truck technology as well as specialty product information is accompanied by logical photo sequences for maintenance tasks that technicians perform everyday in the field.

List Price = $187.95  | CengageBrain Price = $187.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $139.50

Student Supplements

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1435483839 | ISBN-13: 9781435483835)

The student workbook is designed to help the user retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are chapter objectives, practice questions, Job Sheets keyed to NATEF tasks, and on-line tasks.

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WebTutor™ Advantage on Blackboard® Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111036330 | ISBN-13: 9781111036331)

Designed to complement the book, WebTutor is a content-rich, web-based teaching and learning aid that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts. Online quizzes offer automatic grading and electronic tracking for instructors, and feedback for students to reinforce learning.

List Price = $41.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.75

Cengage Hosted WebTutor Advantage Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 111131702X | ISBN-13: 9781111317027)

Designed to accompany specific Delmar Cengage Learning textbooks, WebTUTOR™ is an eLearning software solution that puts you in the front row of your classroom or training center.. Each WebTUTOR™ may include chapter learning objectives, online course preparation, study sheets, glossary flashcards, discussion topics, web links, and an online forum to exchange notes and questions. In addition, online chapter quizzes are provided in various formats, including matching, true-or-false, short-answer, and multiple-choice with immediate feedback on correct and incorrect answers.

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Bundle: Text + Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1111292205 | ISBN-13: 9781111292201)

HEAVY DUTY TRUCK SYSTEMS, 5th EDITION is a best-selling introduction to servicing medium-and heavy-duty trucks, providing a strong foundation of content on Electricity and Electronics, Power Train, Steering and Suspension, Brakes, and Accessories Systems. The fifth edition has been updated throughout including an introduction to Eaton DM clutches and comprehensive coverage of Caterpillar’s new highway vocational transmission, updates of electricity and electronics to cover new battery technology, and coverage of new FMVSS 121 (2009) stopping distance for semi-combinations.

List Price = $369.95  | CengageBrain Price = $369.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $274.00

MDT: Heavy Equipment Systems  (ISBN-10: 1418009504 | ISBN-13: 9781418009502)

Modern Diesel Technology: Heavy Equipment Systems is the only textbook on the market that deals exclusively with off-highway mobile equipment systems. Designed to meet the specific needs of technicians in the specialty areas of heavy equipment, agricultural equipment, and powered lift truck technology, this book marks a valuable departure from the books aimed at truck technicians and the manufacturer-produced literature that specialty technicians have had to rely on for so long. The book begins with a chapter on basic safety, and is then broken down into four sections to address the four key elements of heavy equipment systems: hydraulics, heavy duty brake systems, drive train systems, and steering, suspension, and track systems. Written by an author team with extensive experience, both as professionals in the industry and as teachers of specialty technician programs, this book will provide readers with an in-depth understanding of the skills and concepts needed to be an effective technician in this specialty field.

List Price = $191.95  | CengageBrain Price = $191.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $142.50

Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines, Fuel & Computerized Management Systems  (ISBN-10: 1428366660 | ISBN-13: 9781428366664)

The most comprehensive guide to highway diesel engines and their management systems available today, Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines, Fuel & Computerized Management Systems, 3E is a user-friendly resource for both entry-level and experienced technicians alike. Coverage includes the full range of truck diesels, from light duty to heavy duty, as well as the most current diesel engine management electronics used in the industry. The updated third edition features all-new discussions of series and parallel hybrid drivetrains that use both electric and hydraulic hybrid technology, emerging battery and ultracapacitor technology popular in hybrid electric vehicles, expanded coverage of the new Delphi E3 injectors used in post-2007 Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel, Volvo and Mack engines, and more. With an emphasis on today’s computer technology that sets it apart from any other book on the market, this is an ideal guide to working effectively in modern truck service facilities.

List Price = $295.95  | CengageBrain Price = $295.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $219.00

Modern Diesel Technology: Brakes, Suspension & Steering  (ISBN-10: 1418013722 | ISBN-13: 9781418013721)

Beginning with entry-level explanations of the critical systems and advancing to the standard required of ASE L4 and L5 certification testing, this stand-alone book is a first-rate primer in the study of highway truck and trailer brake, suspension, and steering systems. Modular in format, the book’s chapters cover basic principles directed to specific, performance-based learning outcomes. Step-by-step photo sequences for many critical shop-based tasks and an emphasis on troubleshooting help learners make the connection between conceptual and hands-on learning.

List Price = $179.95  | CengageBrain Price = $179.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $133.00

Modern Diesel Technology: Electricity and Electronics  (ISBN-10: 1401880134 | ISBN-13: 9781401880132)

In this new treatment of a fundamentally important subject, student technicians will quickly grasp electrical principles thanks to the author’s straightforward comparisons between compressed air systems and electricity. An emphasis on troubleshooting helps cultivate key problem-solving skills that are vital to gaining an understanding of modern truck electrical systems. Numerous examples that feature the most advanced truck in the North American market, the International High Performance model, help readers grasp electrical theory within a high-tech context. Coverage of the latest topics includes body system controllers, multiplexed instrumentation, and the interaction between the various electronic modules on a modern truck.

List Price = $188.95  | CengageBrain Price = $188.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $140.25

Modern Diesel Technology: Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnosis  (ISBN-10: 1401870791 | ISBN-13: 9781401870799)

Gain a sound understanding of electronically controlled diesel engines as well as maintenance and diagnostic procedures. This book uses the ASE L2 "composite" diesel engine as a platform for fostering a detailed understanding of current truck engine management systems including electronic unit injector (EUI), hydraulically actuated electronic unit injector (HEUI), electronic unit pump (EUP), time-pressure injection (HPI-TP), computer-controlled pump-line-nozzle (PLN), and diesel common rail (CR) fuel management systems. Coverage is comprehensive in scope, addressing vehicle management computers, electronic service tools (ESTs), connector and wiring repair, and the principles of multiplexing, as well as each major system of the various fuel management systems used on today’s diesel powered trucks.

List Price = $179.95  | CengageBrain Price = $179.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $133.00

Modern Diesel Technology: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration  (ISBN-10: 1401878490 | ISBN-13: 9781401878498)

Student technicians of truck air conditioning or truck-trailer refrigeration will appreciate the easy-to-follow language this book employs in conveying the foundational concepts of mobile refrigeration. Written in an understandable, straightforward style that integrates the technical jargon used in today’s HVAC and truck-trailer refrigeration field, this book delivers extensive information on HVAC and mobile refrigeration technology. State-of-the-art coverage includes a section on thermodynamics that serves as the basis for both truck HVAC systems and mobile refrigeration equipment. General truck technology as well as specialty product information is accompanied by logical photo sequences for maintenance tasks that technicians perform everyday in the field.

List Price = $187.95  | CengageBrain Price = $187.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $139.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Sean Bennett

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 his 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 medium/heavy duty truck technology.