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A Smart Investment —
Distance Learning

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 — it all comes to you.

Volvo Product Training

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

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COURSE CATALOG and APPLICATION FORM
Course III: Heavy-Duty Models Catalog and Application

To Enroll: Select the color text link above to get our Application form. This can be filled-in and returned by email, fax, or mail. Or call us with your enrolment information at 800-447-1251.

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COURSE III

Heavy-Duty Models Class 8 trucks and tractors are the subject of this ten lesson correspondence course. 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 emailed, mailed or faxed to us for hand grading. Grades and comments are often returned in one business day. This in-depth course typically requires over 70 hours of study time to complete. The cost for Course III heavy-duty product training is US$825 per US or Canadian enrollment.

GET THE eBOOK: The textbook is available as an enhanced PDF eBook in addition to the printed version as a $30 option with this course. Using Adobe Acrobat Reader, students can scroll through, read and search the textbook on most any computer or tablet.

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Read More below for a chapter outline of each of the 10-lessons in our Course III — Heavy-Duty text book.

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LESSON OUTLINE

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

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. Now is the time to consider this cost effective product training for your staff. To enroll, or if you have questions, call us toll-free at 1-800-447-1251.

LESSON OUTLINE

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