BUMPER TO BUMPER, The Complete Guide to Tractor-Trailer Operations, our original text on truck driving and related activities, has trained thousands of our nations truck drivers. Tractor-trailer driving schools, carriers, insurance companies, attorneys, accident reconstruction specialists, and highway patrols use the book in their formal training programs and as a reference book. Letters of praise from countless individual drivers attest to its completeness and easy readability. The 512-page soft-cover book written in an authoritative yet friendly style, contains over 200 technical illustrations, and is thoroughly indexed. Each chapter includes a final quiz and an observation skills test. It is designed to meet industry standards for training set by the Department of Transportation and other accrediting bodies. BUMPER TO BUMPER describes vehicle components, driving techniques, and regulated activities, beginning with an overview of motor transport industry careers. The next 13 chapters introduce heavy diesel tractors and trailers and their components. Ten more chapters explain the handling of tractor-trailer combinations. The following eight chapters cover government regulations, safe driving, economy operating, and driver responsibilities. The last three chapters are devoted to job hunting, the driver's lifestyle and professional development.