Occupation Overview

Truck/Trailer Service Technician

CARSability breaks down a Truck/Trailer Service Technician's knowledge into six broad categories.

  • Breaking Systems
  • Suspension Systems
  • Trailer Chassis, Bodies and Coupling Units
  • Axles and Wheel Assemblies
  • Cooling and Heating Units
  • General Occupational Skills

Truck/Trailer Service Technician assessments address the following topics in depth.

  • Maintain foundation brake components
  • Maintains air delivery components to brake system
  • Maintains hydraulic components to disc/drum systems
  • Maintains electric brake system components
  • Maintains anti-locking braking system (ABS) components
  • Maintains air suspension systems
  • Maintains spring suspension systems
  • Maintains rubber block suspension systems
  • Maintains trailer chassis (frames, sub-frames and sliders)
  • Maintains electrical systems
  • Maintains trailer bodies and components
  • Maintains coupling units and landing gear
  • Maintains hydraulics components and trailer mounted accessories
  • Maintains axles and hubs
  • Maintains steering and lift axles
  • Services tires and rims
  • Services heating and regeneration units
  • Makes use of drawings, codes, standards, services manuals, etc.
  • Makes use of tools and measuring equipment
  • Demonstrates common works practices and procedures

Occupation Development

CARSability was developed using an in-depth analysis of each occupation in the automotive industry. This detailed approach was applied to all asspects of the tool and allows CARSability to generate unsurpassed skills assessment results and to pin-point exact training recommendations. To read more about CARSability please follow the links below: