A PROFESSIONAL TRUCK DRIVER'S GUIDE ON THE USE OF RETARDERS
This booklet, which is intended for owner/operators who have or are considering equipping their truck with a retarder, is designed to help users get the maximum benefit from use of the retarders and avoid potential misuse. Facts about retarders are listed, and driving tips are given for trucks with retarders. Retarder use under the following conditions are noted: local and normal highway driving; driving at low speeds; going down hill; multi-grade hills; ice, snow and rain; and bobtailing or towing unloaded trailers.
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1985-1
- Pagination: 18 p.
- TRT Terms: Brakes; Downgrades (Roads); Frost damage; Guides to information; Rainfall; Retarders (Concrete); Snow and ice control; Traffic speed; Truck drivers; Trucks
- Uncontrolled Terms: Low speed
- Old TRIS Terms: Bobtailing; Downgrade; Guides; Retarders; Truck brakes
- Subject Areas: Highways; Motor Carriers; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor;
- Accession Number: 00399254
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: HS-806 675
- Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 30 1985 12:00AM