Heavy Truck Braking System and Braking Techniques Heavy Truck Braking System and Braking Techniques

DOT Driving Safety Collection by Training Network

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$299.95
V208
2011
2779-DVD-E
10 min

The single most important component in any vehicle is the braking system, especially on heavy trucks. The tractor portion of a tractor-semi trailer rig may have ten or more valves controlling the air flow to the brakes. This program reviews the types of braking systems found on large trucks versus cars and illustrates the importance of properly maintaining the braking system.

The single most important component in any vehicle is the braking system, especially on heavy trucks. The tractor portion of a tractor-semi trailer rig may have ten or more valves controlling the air flow to the brakes. This program reviews the types of braking systems found on large trucks versus cars and illustrates the importance of properly maintaining the braking system.

Topics covered also include:
  • The amount of force to stop a fully loaded truck within a short distance
  • The difference between the standard braking system and ABS system
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