Air Brake Interactive
As a diesel program head with an opportunity to teach, I found that I had tons of air brake hardware. I built a really great air brake board for the program, but found something was missing. It quickly became clear that the students did not have x-ray vision. They could see the components in the air brake system, but did not have a clue how the valves, brake chambers, governor, or check valves worked.
Maybe I’m just old fashioned, but I personally want to know how something works and how it relates to the other components in the circuits. My diesel program supported a truck driver training program that had equipment at three locations with plenty of repair work. I desperately needed a program that would help the students see and learn more effectively. Finally, I found the air brake e-learning program that supported all the components on the tractors and trailers. Not only did I have a program that had the valves, chambers, “S” cams, brake shoes/hardware, compressor, and governor, but now the students could see the correct operation of the entire system from startup of the engine to pressing on the treadle valve and watching how each and every component operated.
Over half of the lessons are narrated. If you have a need for airbrake training, even if it is not for Class 8 equipment, don’t hesitate looking at this software. If it’s got air brakes, then there is software coverage. Since many state agencies have to train their technicians, we have a representative who provides this training and training materials.