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Air Brakes Explained Simply is a easy-to-follow, complete CDL air brake manual providing all the information you need to pass your Air Brakes.An easy-to-understand, step-by-step air-brake manual for CDL truck, bus & RV drivers.

Highly technical information is presented in clear, easy-to-read format

This e-Book contains everything you need to know to pass your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL):

Categorized information in levels of importance:

1) Must Know;
2) Need to Know;
3) Could Know;
4) and Should Know.

Have a look at the first 20 pages of Air Brakes Explained Simply:


The book Air Brakes Explained Simply has a glossary giving you a definition of all the technical terms you may encounter when learning air brakes.

Simply Explained Air Brake Information in Easy to Understand Language

• 100 multiple-choice questions you will be asked on your CDL Test;

• Step-by-step instructions for downhill braking;

• Specific wording & steps for the air-brake test you must conduct to pass your CDL pre-trip.

• Links to CDL air brake videos for further explanation to pass your CDL pre-trip.

Air Brakes Explained Simply is a book that gives you step-by-step instructions to brake downhill safely in a large vehicle.

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Table of Contents

• Introduction

• Prologue

1) Braking Basics

2) Air Brake Components

3) How to Brake on the Flat & Downhill

4) Failsafes

5) Semi-Trailers & Combinations Vehicles

6) Pre-Trips Inspections

7) Air Brake Pre-Trip Checklist (Truck, Bus, or RV Unit)

8) Air Brake Pre-Trip Checklist (Truck & Trailer)

• List of Air Brake Valves

• Glossary

• Multiple Choice Quiz with 100 practice test questions

The book Air Brakes Explained Simply is an Air Brake Instructor in your smart phone!

Dr. Rick August became an air-brake and commercial driving instructor in 1997. 

For a decade prior to that time, he was an over-the-road truck driver delivering freight in both Canada and the United States.

In 2000, he returned to university and, in 2006, earned his PhD in legal history and policing from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

During his university years, Dr. August worked part time as a bus driver for Greyhound Australia.

Air Brakes Explained Simply explains complicated concepts with simple and easy to understand language.

The book explains that the application pressure gauge in an air brake system tells the driver how much air pressure s/he is putting to the service brakes.In Air Brakes Explained Simply, Dr. August:

• simplifies technical information and provides understandable comparisons;

• provides you with the exact Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) questions you will be asked;

• highlights the precise knowledge you need to pass your CDL.

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