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Alignment Systems
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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 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. Hands-on/Lab modules are structured to provide the student in-depth skills relating to alignment equipment operation in combination with additional opportunities to perform actual vehicle alignment processes.  The amount of actual vehicle alignments will vary with each class.

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:

Medium and Heavy-Duty Service Technicians.

COST:

$550.00 per student

Note-This course may be taken in combination with the Advanced Heavy-Duty Alignment (Level II) Course for $900.00 ($125.00 savings).

COURSE LENGTH:

Three-days (24 hours) unless otherwise specified.

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