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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.

Peterbilt will reimburse franchised dealers in the US or Canada when an employee completes the Medium Duty Course IV or Heavy Duty Course III in nine months or less as follows:

An average score of 95–100% will earn a 50% reimbursement of the tuition.

An average score of 90–94.9% earns a 25%.

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Select below to download a 43 page sample of the Ebook version of the Course IV: Mid-Range Diesels textbook. Course IV Heavy-Duty book. This book may have enhancements found only in the eBook version.

Confidence for Sale —
Reimbursements Available

Our medium-duty Course IV as well as our heavy-duty Course III and are recommended for Peterbilt personnel. And when your employees finish within nine months Peterbilt will reimburse up to 50% of the tuition cost to franchised dealers in the USA or Canada. These distance learning courses provide self-paced and effective truck product training.

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TWO COURSES COVERING
PETERBILT PRODUCT TRAINING

The Precision Truck Training series of distance-education provides two distinct ten-lesson courses to cover Freightliner trucks. These courses cover fundamental truck knowledge and product specific exercises. For Class 8 coverage we offer offer our Course III Heavy Duty trucks and tractors in this ten lesson course. Students study and are tested on Peterbilt product information as well as advanced concepts in sales engineering and specing of Class 8 vehicles. Find more information on this course under the Peterbilt Heavy-Duty menu at the left, or click here!

COURSE CATALOG and APPLICATION FORM 
Course IV: Mid-Range Diesels Catalog and Application

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

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TWO COURSES COVERING
PETERBILT PRODUCT TRAINING

The Precision Truck Training series of distance-education provides two distinct ten-lesson courses to cover Freightliner trucks. These courses cover fundamental truck knowledge and product specific exercises. For Class 8 coverage we offer offer our Course III Heavy Duty trucks and tractors in this ten lesson course. Students study and are tested on Peterbilt product information as well as advanced concepts in sales engineering and specing of Class 8 vehicles. Find more information on this course under the Peterbilt Heavy-Duty menu at the left, or click here!

COURSE IV

Mid-Range Diesels this course is ideal for anyone involved with Business Class models. 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 textbook. The tuition is $795 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 computer or tablet.

BENEFITS OF TMI TRAINING INCLUDE:

Read More below for a chapter outline of each of the 10-lessons in our Mid-Range Diesels Course IV text book.

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LESSON OUTLINE

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

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

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

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

Index Subjects and Terms