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Heavy Truck Braking System And Braking Techniques – SS13019AE (10 min.)
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Deficient brake components are at the top of the list in heaving trucking vehicular accidents.
The drum or disc brake components work differently than a non-ABS system.
The first and older component braking systems used is “disc brakes”.
Most heavy trucks are compressed air.
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.
A typical (type 30) brake chamber generates approximately ________ pounds of force at an air pressure of 60 psi.
____________ is the nemesis of an air brake system.
Spring brakes will _______ the brakes in an emergency situation.
__________, discs and drums overheat during a long downhill grade.
Heavy trucks can weigh ________ times the weight of the average passenger vehicles.
10 - 20
20 - 30
30 - 40
40 - 50