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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.
Effective product training courses optimized for:

A Smart Investment — Knowledge

Give your staff a sales edge in a competitive market. More than 62,550 truck industry professionals have completed TMI correspondence courses, increasing their product knowledge and sales confidence. Our distance training is self-paced and cost-effective — this investment pays dividends in greater sales revenue and employee satisfaction. As one TMI graduate wrote:“Knowledge is the key to greater sales rewards."

For Ford personnel we have distinct stand-alone courses to cover light and medium duty trucks. These courses provide training on two levels: generic coverage of fundamental truck knowledge, coupled with product application exercises. Graduates complete a written test after studying each lesson in the TMI textbook. The tests are mailed, faxed, or emailed to TMI for grading by hand. Test scores are often returned in one business day.


LT-2: Light Trucks Essentials— Catalog and Application

Course II: Medium-Duty Basics

Course IV: Mid-Range Diesels

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

GET THE eBOOK: The textbooks for LT-2 and Course IV are available as an enhanced PDF eBook in addition to the printed version. This is a $30 option for these courses. Using Adobe Acrobat reader, students scroll through, read and search, the textbook from most any computer while completing the open book tests after each lesson.


LT-2: Light Truck Essentials This five-lesson course meets the needs of the light truck specialist and should be required for anyone working with commercial or fleet accounts.

LT-2 was developed around a generic product line providing broad spectrum knowledge. Topics and examples utilize a TMI-created Shadow line of SUVs, crossovers, pickups, light- and medium-duty chassis-cabs. These TMI Shadows represent the current mix of Class 1-5 trucks sold in North America. The product familiarity can transfer to specific makes, while providing knowledge beyond a single brand focus.

Graduates complete five written tests using the TMI textbook. No access to manufacture's data is required. The cost per enrollment for Precision Truck Training LT-2 is now just $395 through 2019.

Two Courses Covering

COURSE II Medium Duty Basics Great introduction for those new to trucks, this ten-lesson course focuses on the Super Duty F-250 through 750 models. The tests zero in on product and technical information in the Ford Truck Source Book. A must for vehicle specialists. This cost effective introduction to medium-duty trucks is $695.

COURSE IV Mid-Range Diesels. Ideal for advanced training, about 50 hours of study time is required for this ten-lesson course using our 354 page textbook to provide full coverage of Class 5-6-7 diesels. Graduates complete ten written tests using the TMI textb. The tuition is $795 per student.


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.

e B O O K

Select below for a 36 page PDF sample of the LT-2 Light Truck Essentials Course

Download a 43 page PDF textbook sample for Course IV: Mid-Range Diesels

These files are from 350KB to 650KB, allow adequite time to fully download.


Precision Truck Training

Course II — Medium-Duty Basics

Lesson 1 Introduction to Market and Models: Truck Types and Terms, Your Model Line.

Lesson 2 Gross Weight Rating Systems: GVWR and GAWR, Fundamentals of Weight Distribution.

Lesson 3 Weight Distribution of Abnormal Loads, The How and Why of GAWR.

Lesson 4 The Frame, Front and Rear Axles, Component Design, Ratings.

Lesson 5 Tires, Wheels, More insights into GAWR.

Lesson 6 Springs and Shock Absorbers. Brakes: Effectiveness, Types, Deceleration and Weight Transfer.

Lesson 7 Fundamentals of Performance: Torque, Horsepower, Power Curves, Fuel Efficiency.

Lesson 8 Applied Truck Performance: Power Losses, Power Demands, Performance Prediction.

Lesson 9 A/B Transmission Functions, Mid-Speed Performance determinations, Choosing Transmission and Axle Combinations, Selecting Axle Ratios.

Lesson 10 A/B Diesel Engines: Pros and Cons, Application. Electrical Systems: Terms, Components, Selection, Emission Controls, Options and Accessories, Special Equipment.

Appendix Tables & Data: Weights & Measures, Terms, Dump Body Applications, Weight Distribution, Tire Capacities, Power Losses.


Precision Truck Training

Course IV — Mid-Range Diesels

Lesson 1 Truck Weight Ratings: Classes and Groups, Chassis Types, Cab Types, Dimensions, Fuel Supplies and Costs.

Lesson 2 Inflation, Diesel vs. Gasoline, Depreciation, Expense Deductions, Leasing, Financing.

Lesson 3 Why Diesels are Fuel-Efficient, Engine Performance Terms and Measurements, Torque & Power, Inner Workings of Diesels, Engine Specifications, Engine Rebuildability.

Lesson 4 Axle Ratio—Key to Truck Performance, Geared Speed Equations, Power Demands, Calculating Top-Gear Performance, How to Determine Net Power Required.

Lesson 5 Low Speed Performance, How to Gear for Gradeability, Transmission Ratios and Geared Speeds, How to Make a Shift Chart, Rear Axle Functions, Types and Gearing.

Lesson 6 Selecting the Best Driveline Combination, Transmission Types, Clutches and Prop Shafts Power Take-Offs.

Lesson 7 Truck Weight Distribution, Body and Wheelbase Lengths, Guidelines for Gross Weight Distribution, Tractor-Semitrailer Weight Distribution and Dimensions.

Lesson 8 GAWRs and GVWR, Frame Designs, Front & Rear Suspensions, Steering Systems, Choosing Tires, Tire Sizes & Dimensions, Tire Types, Wheels and Rims.

Lesson 9 Brake Systems, U.S. FMVSS-121, Weight Transfer During Braking, Retarder Devices.

Lesson 10 Engine Temperature Control, Diesel Fuel Systems, Electrical Systems, Terms and Components, Special Bodies and Equipment, Final Result: The Right Truck for the Job.

Lesson 10M How to perform power, weight and cost calculations using metric formulas.

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