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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.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

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.

PREREQUISITES:

Heavy-duty truck and trailer service experience.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Licensed Medium and Heavy-Duty Truck and Coach Technicians, and registered apprentices.

COST:

$720.00 per student

COURSE LENGTH:

Three-days (24 hours) unless otherwise specified.

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