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Heavy-Duty Fundamental Alignment (Level I) Course Description

This course is designed to instruct the new or less experienced heavy-duty alignment technician in fundamental alignment theory, equipment operation and the common adjustment methods found on single and multi-axle Class 8 road tractors and semi-trailers. Course consists of a combination of classroom lectures and hands-on shop training. Hands-on training reinforces the knowledge training in the classroom.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

By the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

  • Define the primary alignment angles and the affect each angle has on tire wear, fuel economy and vehicle handling.
  • Identify worn or loose suspension and steering components affecting wheel alignment angles.
  • Identify premature tire wear directly associated with wheel alignment.
  • Navigate the WinAlign®HD software and select the correct vehicle configuration / specification.
  • Properly position the vehicle, install sensors and measure the primary alignment angles.
  • Demonstrate optional methods of mounting sensors and using adaptors.
  • Perform the alignment procedures necessary to properly align single or multi-axle tractors and trailers.
  • Correctly interpret alignment printouts and be able to convey the results to others.
  • Perform a reverse sensor test to determine the calibrated state of the sensors.

PREREQUISITES:

Heavy-duty truck and trailer service experience.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Medium and Heavy-Duty Service Technicians.

COST:

$475.00 per student

Note-This course may be taken in combination with the Advanced Heavy-Duty Alignment (Level II) Course for $900.00 ($50.00 savings).

COURSE LENGTH:

Two-days (16 hours) unless otherwise specified.


 

12/12/2016 - 12/13/2016
MON - TUES 8AM - 5PM
475
1/23/2017 - 1/24/2017
MON-TUES 8AM - 5PM
475
4/17/2017 - 4/18/2017
MON-TUES 8AM - 5PM
475