Heavy Duty Truck Technology

Instructor:  Tom LeDoux
thomas.ledoux@isd917.org
651-423-8334

Heavy Duty Truck I Students have the opportunity to: 
• Learn and practice industry standards in regards to safety guidelines, general shop skills, project work and various repair processes and procedures.
• Learn basic forklift operation, diesel engine theory and overhaul procedures, preventative maintenance procedures and how to perform vehicle safety inspections, basic gas, arc and MIG welding processes.
• Basic driving skills for a diesel-powered semi and if they pass the test, will be given the opportunity to drive with a trailer.

Heavy Duty Truck II Students have the opportunity to:
• Take on greater responsibilities by demonstrating and then testing out the first-year students on their class projects.
• Practice industry outcomes in several areas of heavy duty truck repair, advanced diesel theory, preventative maintenance, Department of Transportation (DOT) inspections, drivers training and forklift operation.
• Perform the duties of the shop foreman and complete advanced shop projects.
• Students can earn 8 articulated college credits.
• Students will have the opportunity to become members of SkillsUSA, which includes leadership opportunities, competitive skills events, networking with peers and industry, community service and scholarship options.