Delmar, part of Cengage Learning, has released two new online courses in its Professional Truck Technician Training Series, including courses covering Diesel Engines and Drive Train.

The new Diesel Engine course covers tool and equipment safety, engine fundamentals and operation, induction and exhaust systems, and diesel fuel and fuel subsystems. The Drive Train course offers training on general shop safety, clutch function and components, standard and automatic transmissions, transmission servicing, heavy-duty truck axles, and axle service and repair.

The entire Professional Truck Technician Training Series contains more than 8.5 hours of training that can be completed by technicians at their own pace. The online courses are also available in CD-ROM format.

"In this difficult economy, many fleet managers have been forced to cut back on in-person technician training, making the online Professional Truck Technician Training Series an even more valuable tool for ensuring technicians are up to date on current techniques and standards," said Kristen Davis, director of professional transportation industry solutions at Delmar. "In addition, fleet managers have the option of purchasing courses as-is or can choose to customize course content, graphics, animations and review questions to meet the needs of their staff."

The courses include animations and interactive elements, periodic process checks and review questions, as well as a final comprehensive exam.

In addition to the two new courses, the truck series also includes:

* Brakes
* Electricity and Electronics
* Preventive Maintenance
* Suspension and Steering
* Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration

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