How to Drive an 18-Wheeler

by David Beavers

Publisher: David Beavers

Publication Date: August 27, 2015

ISBN: 9781311667717

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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This is a manual that teaches the would be truck driver how to operate a big rig. It familiarizes them, in diagrams and easy read instructions, the standard way of shifting the three most common transmissions used in the trucking industry today - the 9-speed, the 10-speed and the 13-speed, giving them a comfort level conducive to an enjoyable experience from the moment they climb into the driver's seat. It describes how to make both left and right turns in the city, how to back up to park, how to set the trailer against a dock to pick-up a load or drop one off, how to arrange the cargo to avoid overweight tickets, how to drive in the Winter down a long steep grade, how to safely avoid falls and injuries when working around the truck while fueling, and how to avoid breakdowns. It is a 50 page pamphlet derived from thirty years of truck driving filled with practical guidance that anyone can use no matter what country they live in.