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General Courses provide non-make specific training for fleet & leasing personnel that is ideal for those working with multiple makes, used vehicles, or a developing product line.

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LT2-Light Truck Essentials

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Confidence for Sale — $395

Gain product knowledge to better buy, sell, or spec trucks. Since 1964 Truck Marketing Institute has been providing technical and product training for the truck industry—those in sales, leasing, engineering and purchasing. Our distance training is effective, self-paced and flexible, with no travel time or expense.

No dealer specific or factory data is required with our General courses. We offer a full line of distinct standalone courses to focus on light, medium, or heavy-duty truck product knowledge.

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Courses to Cover Light, Medium or Heavy-Duty Truck Applications

Our General courses are all non-make specific. These courses do not require factory data. This series of distance-education courses provides distinct light, medium or heavy-truck training. Students gain fundamental truck knowledge while working through selection and application exercises. Under the General menu at left you will also find medium-duty and heavy-duty training courses.

COURSE CATALOG and APPLICATION FORM 
LT-2: Light Trucks Essentials Catalog and Application

To Enroll: Select the text link above to get our Application form to fill-in and return by email, fax, or mail. Or call 800-447-1251.

Courses to Cover Light, Medium or Heavy-Duty Truck Applications

Our General courses are all non-make specific. These courses do not require factory data. This series of distance-education courses provides distinct light, medium and heavy-truck training. Students gain fundamental truck knowledge while working through selection and application exercises. Under the General menu at left you can find light and medium-duty training provided in addition to our heavy-duty Course III.

LT-2: Light Truck Essentials

Advanced light truck training LT-2: Light Truck Essentials course was developed around a generic product line providing broad spectrum knowledge for truck fleet decision makers and others working with multiple makes. Topics and examples utilize a TMI-created Shadow line of SUVs, crossovers, pickups, light- and medium-duty chassis-cabs. These TMI Shadows fully 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 190 page TMI textbook. No access to manufacture's data is required for the General version of this course. The tests are completed after studying each lesson and are then mailed, faxed or emailed to TMI for individual grading by the instructor. The cost per enrollment for Precision Truck Training LT-2 is just $395 per student.

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 tablet or computer.

BENEFITS OF TMI TRAINING INCLUDE:

Read More below for a chapter outline of each of the five lessons in our LT-2 — Light Truck Essentials course.

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LESSON OUTLINE

Precision Truck Training

LT-2 — Light Truck Essentials

Lesson 1: Markets and categories of trucks and SUVs, Vehicle architecture, driveline types: 4x2, 4x4, AWD, Power teams, Engine types and design, Truck ratings: GVWRs and GVWs, Working with curb weight, payload capacity, Truck dimensions and abbreviations.

Lesson 2: Load Capacity, Frame Types and Strength, Suspension Systems, Types of Axles, Drive Gears, Differentials, Springs and Ratings, Shocks and Stabilizer Bars, Tires and Wheels; Construction, Tread Designs, Sizes, Load Ratings, Gross Axle Weight Ratings.

Lesson 3: The Three-Way Test: Obey the Limits, Weight Distribution in Percentages, Weight Distribution: Pickup, Full-Size SUV: Pushing the Limits, how to avoid Excesses. Weight Distribution Anomalies, Delivery Van, Body-Load CG to Rear Axle, Dump Trucks, Chassis-Cabs: The Body Connection, Equipment add-on Weights.

Lesson 4: Work, Torque and Power, Differences between Gas and Diesel Engines: Torque, Power and Operating Speeds. The Powertrain from Engine to Axle, Engine Speed at Road Speed, Harnessing Horsepower, Geared Speed, Choosing Axle Ratios, Automatic Transmissions, Manual Transmissions. Vehicle road speed: engine rpm, axle ratio, tire size and transmission ratios. Power losses, Grade Demands.

Lesson 5:: Full- and Part-Time 4x4s, Locking Hubs and Differentials, Trailering, GVW, GTW and GCW, Tongue Weight, Load Distribution: Hitches, Trailer Classes, Towing Capacity, The Fifth-Wheeler, Truck-Trailer Performance, Altitude and Heat, Turbocharged vs Naturally Aspirated, Diesel and Gas Engines, Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Hybrid Gas-Electric Powertrains, Electrical & Cooling Systems, Steering, Brakes and Vehicle Control, PTOs, Fuel Economics, Gas or Diesel.

Appendix Tables: Weights and Measures/Metric Equivalents, Tire Load & Inflation, Tire-Axle Combinations & Engine Speeds, Rolling Resistance, Frontal Areas, Air Resistance, Grade HP Required, Road Surface Effects.

Glossary: Truck Terms

Index

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

LT-2 — Light Truck Essentials

Lesson 1: Markets and categories of trucks and SUVs, Vehicle architecture, driveline types: 4x2, 4x4, AWD, Power teams, Engine types and design, Truck ratings: GVWRs and GVWs, Working with curb weight, payload capacity, Truck dimensions and abbreviations.

Lesson 2: Load Capacity, Frame Types and Strength, Suspension Systems, Types of Axles, Drive Gears, Differentials, Springs and Ratings, Shocks and Stabilizer Bars, Tires and Wheels; Construction, Tread Designs, Sizes, Load Ratings, Gross Axle Weight Ratings.

Lesson 3: The Three-Way Test: Obey the Limits, Weight Distribution in Percentages, Weight Distribution: Pickup, Full-Size SUV: Pushing the Limits, how to avoid Excesses. Weight Distribution Anomalies, Delivery Van, Body-Load CG to Rear Axle, Dump Trucks, Chassis-Cabs: The Body Connection, Equipment add-on Weights.

Lesson 4: Work, Torque and Power, Differences between Gas and Diesel Engines: Torque, Power and Operating Speeds. The Powertrain from Engine to Axle, Engine Speed at Road Speed, Harnessing Horsepower, Geared Speed, Choosing Axle Ratios, Automatic Transmissions, Manual Transmissions. Vehicle road speed: engine rpm, axle ratio, tire size and transmission ratios. Power losses, Grade Demands.

Lesson 5:: Full- and Part-Time 4x4s, Locking Hubs and Differentials, Trailering, GVW, GTW and GCW, Tongue Weight, Load Distribution: Hitches, Trailer Classes, Towing Capacity, The Fifth-Wheeler, Truck-Trailer Performance, Altitude and Heat, Turbocharged vs Naturally Aspirated, Diesel and Gas Engines, Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Hybrid Gas-Electric Powertrains, Electrical & Cooling Systems, Steering, Brakes and Vehicle Control, PTOs, Fuel Economics, Gas or Diesel.

Appendix Tables: Weights and Measures/Metric Equivalents, Tire Load & Inflation, Tire-Axle Combinations & Engine Speeds, Rolling Resistance, Frontal Areas, Air Resistance, Grade HP Required, Road Surface Effects.

Glossary: Truck Terms

Index