Motor Truck Engineering Handbook
This book is a ready reference for motor truck data and solutions to many motor vehicle problems, and a look at the current technology which has revolutionized the trucking industry. This fourth edition updates the basic truck engineering data from previous editions and introduces the latest advancements in electronic applications to truck power trains and operations, assuring optimum performance and economy with a safety and cleaner environment. Useful data from official government tests on anti-lock brakes and traction enhance this edition. Likewise, environmental concerns are addressed through the use of non-polluting vehicles using alternative fuels and electrical energy. Chapters cover: the trucking industry; selecting the size and type of vehicle; road performance; fuel economy and operating costs; chassis components; engine types; transmissions; rear axles; axle suspensions; brakes and retarders; drivetrains and drivelines; steering geometry; wheels and tires; alternative fuels; and environmental regulations.
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THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY
SELECTING THE SIZE AND TYPE OF VEHICLE
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