Air Brakes - Master Driver

Type
Interactive Training
Producer
JJ Keller Trucking
SKU
23709
Runtime
45 minutes

Course Description

Air Brakes - Master Driver

Overview


 Covers important information drivers need to know about air brakes:

    • Fundamentals of air brake techniques
    • Mechanics and operation
    • Helping drivers avoid crashes
    • Liability
    • Down time
  • Course keeps your drivers' attention with dramatic footage, dynamic graphics, 3-D animation, hazard perception challenge scenarios, and "Road Wise" commentary from seasoned transport pros.
  • Copyright Date: 2010 (Rev. 8/13)
Improper brake adjustment is the #1 reason tractor-trailers go out of service. In general, today's drivers are not as mechanically inclined as those in the past, and many don't understand the basic functions of air brakes and how to inspect them.

 


 

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  • Introduction – Explains that every CMV driver should understand how air brakes work, how to keep them properly maintained, and how to use them correctly so they don't wear out as fast or fail when they're needed the most.
  • How Air Brakes Work – and How to Keep them Working Properly – Discusses the two systems which comprise air brakes: a service brake system, which is controlled with the brake pedal; and a spring brake system, which operates the parking and emergency brakes.
  • Service Brakes – Explains how service brakes work, brake adjustment and push rod stroke, and what inspectors check to see if brakes are in compliance.
  • Spring Brakes (Parking/Emergency) – Explains how and when spring brakes work and to have qualified mechanics do any adjustments.
  • Trailer Brakes – Reviews trailer service brake function.
  • Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) – Reviews ABS function.
  • Using Your Air Brakes – Reviews the best way to use your air brakes, daily brake inspections, and problems you want to minimize or avoid and how.
  • Skid Control & Recovery – Discusses what to do when you find yourself in a skid and how to safely recover.
  • Conclusion – Emphasizes that you need to be diligent about pre-trip inspections, to be smart about braking, and to get your brakes checked regularly by a certified mechanic.

Length
Approximately 45 minutes

Objective

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  • Introduction – Explains that every CMV driver should understand how air brakes work, how to keep them properly maintained, and how to use them correctly so they don't wear out as fast or fail when they're needed the most.
  • How Air Brakes Work – and How to Keep them Working Properly – Discusses the two systems which comprise air brakes: a service brake system, which is controlled with the brake pedal; and a spring brake system, which operates the parking and emergency brakes.
  • Service Brakes – Explains how service brakes work, brake adjustment and push rod stroke, and what inspectors check to see if brakes are in compliance.
  • Spring Brakes (Parking/Emergency) – Explains how and when spring brakes work and to have qualified mechanics do any adjustments.
  • Trailer Brakes – Reviews trailer service brake function.
  • Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) – Reviews ABS function.
  • Using Your Air Brakes – Reviews the best way to use your air brakes, daily brake inspections, and problems you want to minimize or avoid and how.
  • Skid Control & Recovery – Discusses what to do when you find yourself in a skid and how to safely recover.
  • Conclusion – Emphasizes that you need to be diligent about pre-trip inspections, to be smart about braking, and to get your brakes checked regularly by a certified mechanic.

Length
Approximately 45 minutes