Heavy-Duty Fundamental Alignment (Level I) Course Description (Canadian course)
This course is designed to instruct the newly licensed HD Truck and Coach Technician, or a Registered Apprentice, in fundamental alignment theory, equipment operation and the common adjustment methods found on single and multi-axle road tractors and trailers. The course also includes an overview of suspension and steering systems with detailed instruction on the need to use proper inspection procedures. Course consists of a combination of classroom lectures and hands-on shop training.
By the end of the course, the participant will be able to:
- Describe camber, caster, toe and thrust angle and the related effects these angles have on tire wear and vehicle handling.
- Perform a proper pre-alignment inspection of the suspension and steering systems.
- Setup the aligner and accurately measure the adjustable angles.
- Perform the alignment procedures necessary to properly align single or multi-axle tractors and trailers.
Heavy-duty truck and trailer service experience.
Licensed Medium and Heavy-Duty Truck and Coach Technicians, and registered apprentices.
$720.00 per student
Three-days (24 hours) unless otherwise specified.