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Heavy Truck Braking System And Braking Techniques – SS13019AE (10 min.)

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1
Deficient brake components are at the top of the list in heaving trucking vehicular accidents.
2
The drum or disc brake components work differently than a non-ABS system.
3
The first and older component braking systems used is “disc brakes”.
4
Most heavy trucks are compressed air.
5
With an air brake system, there is no manual override or push-through to allow the driver to “pump up” the brake pressure as in a car.
6
A typical (type 30) brake chamber generates approximately ________ pounds of force at an air pressure of 60 psi.
7
____________ is the nemesis of an air brake system.
8
Spring brakes will _______ the brakes in an emergency situation.
9
__________, discs and drums overheat during a long downhill grade.
10
Heavy trucks can weigh ________ times the weight of the average passenger vehicles.