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General Courses provide non-make specific training for fleet and leasing personnel, and are ideal for those working with multiple makes, used vehicles, or a developing product line.
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A Smart Investment — Knowledge

Give your staff a sales edge through greater product knowledge and confidence. As one TMI graduate wrote: “Knowledge is the key to greater sales rewards.” TMI correspondence courses provide cost effective in-depth truck product training that is self-paced and flexible, with no travel time or expense.

Our ten lesson Course III is highly recommended for Volvo personnel.


Course III: Heavy-Duty Models Catalog and Application

To Enroll: Download the TMI Catalog and Application or call 800-447-1251. Click on the blue text link above to get a PDF catalog and application that can be filled out on your computer and printed for signing and faxing to TMI. Allow adequate time for the 300KB file to download.


Heavy trucks and tractors Our ten lesson Course III is highly recommended for all Volvo sales personnel. Students study and are tested on Volvo product information as well as advanced concepts in sales engineering and specing of Class 8 vehicles. Graduates complete ten written tests using the 392 page TMI textbook and your Volvo product data. Tests are mailed or faxed to us for hand grading. This in-depth course typically requires over 70 hours of study time to complete.

Students work through the ten tests for this course and mail or fax them to TMI for grading. Grades and comments are often returned in one business day. The cost for this in-depth heavy-duty product training is US$825 per US or Canadian enrollment.

GET THE eBOOK: The textbook for this course is also available as an “eBook” in addition to the printed version. This is a $30 option for the course. Using Adobe Acrobat Reader, students scroll through, read and search the textbook on most any computer.


Now is the time to consider this cost effective product training for your staff. Business sponsored enrollments are treated as company property. If an active course is not completed for any reason the value of the “unused” lessons can be credited to enroll another employee. To enroll, or if you have questions, call us toll-free at 1-800-447-1251.


Precision Truck Training

Course III — Heavy Duty Models

Lesson 1 Productivity and Cost Relationships, Introduction to the Metric System.

Lesson 2 Model Types, Terms, Weight Ratings, Laws and Loads.

Lesson 3 Truck Weight Distribution and Optimum Payload Capacity.

Lesson 4 Tractor Trailer Weight Distribution and Maximum Load Capacity.

Lesson 5 Chassis Components: Frame, Springs, Axles, Wheels, Tires. GAWR Rating System.

Lesson 6 Vehicle Performance: Torque and Power, Performance Losses, Making a Performance Analysis—Reserve Power and Gradeability.

Lesson 7 Choosing the Drivetrain: Gearing, Rear Axles, Transmissions, Shift Patterns.

Lesson 8 Low Speed Performance: Gradeability, Traction, On/Off Road Gearing, Gas or Diesel?

Lesson 9 Speed Control: Air Brake Systems, Engine Brakes, Transmission and Driveline Retarders.

Lesson 10 The Support Systems: Electrical, Cooling, Exhaust, Emissions, Noise Control, Power Take-Offs, The Driver Environment.

Appendix Tables & Data: Weights & Measures, Performance Formulas, Swing Radius, Weight Distribution, Tire Capacities, Grade Resistance, Air Resistance, Electrical Loads.

Index Subjects and Terms


Click below for a 37 page PDF sample of the
Course III Heavy-Duty book.

This file is about 500KB, so allow adequate time for it to download.

The More You Know,
The More You Sell