Welcome to the Volvo Trucks Academy Course Catalog. Click on any functional area to explore complete course listings and session descriptions.

Functional Areas

The Volvo Trucks Academy Development Guide provides direction to learning and development content across five core functional areas: Parts, Sales, Service, Technical, and Warranty. Find courses aligned with your role at a Volvo dealership by clicking on the links below.

Technical501646: Volvo Heavy-Duty Truck Transmission Basics Module 1

Volvo Heavy-Duty Truck Transmission Basics Module 1

This course explains the physics of a transmission, explains proper operation of all major parts and details how to shift heavy-duty truck transmissions.  Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and function of a transmission
  • Describe how pairs of gears work together to provide a mechanical advantage
  • Describe the relationship between torque and speed
  • Identify the design and function of transmission components
  • Describe how power flows through a transmission
  • Describe how to properly shift a transmission

Training type: eLearning

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