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Redefine your training program with Fundamentals of Medium/Heavy Diesel Engines. 

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We have gathered a team of outstanding educators from across the globe to help create a complete teaching and learning system using CDX’s Know-See-Do-Prove model. In addition to developing a gold standard student resource, we are building a wide range of teaching and learning tools that will enable instructors to achieve greater individual creativity in course design.

For the last several years, CDX Automotive has been producing innovative materials that allow student-directed learning and hybrid courses. Now we are taking these tools to the next level and adding a printed resource for students. With Fundamentals of Medium/Heavy Duty Diesel Engines, CDX will offer a complete teaching and learning system.

Fundamentals of Medium/Heavy Duty Diesel Engines will offer instructors and students comprehensive coverage of every medium/heavy vehicle NATEF Task in an engaging and accessible format.


A Relaxed, Readable Textbook – When writing textbooks, authors often forget who their audience really is. Fundamentals of Medium/Heavy Duty Diesel Engines will create a learning environment in which students are comfortable with the material presented. That comfort level translates into better understanding and retention, and ultimately leads to better pass rates. This textbook talks to your students, not at them.

Clear Application of Material to Real-World Situations – Students who want to enter the automotive field are hands-on. They need to know why information is important to learn. “How will this help me in the shop?” Through concrete examples in each chapter, this textbook gives students a genuine context for the application of the knowledge presented in the chapter. This approach makes it clear how all of this new information will be used in the shop.

Current, State-of-the-Art Content – Vehicle technology is constantly changing. The content of Fundamentals of Medium/Heavy Duty Diesel Engines reflects the guidance and recommendations of an experienced, geographically diverse group of authors.


A Textbook That Reflects the Expertise of its Author Team – The authors are seasoned medium and heavy vehicle instructors with decades of experience in both automotive technology and in the education of future automotive technicians. This textbook is clearly written by one of us, for all of us.

Clear Application of Material to Real-World Situations – Instructors will find countless opportunities to place their students “in the shop” with case studies, video products that show technicians in action, and critical thinking examination tools. Opportunities to apply knowledge ultimately make students better-equipped technicians. And isn't that our goal: to teach students how to be great technicians?

Constant Reinforcement of Concepts – Fundamentals of Medium/Heavy Duty Diesel Engines is the cornerstone of a complete teaching and learning system. Material presented in the textbook is  reinforced throughout the instructor resources, Student Workbook, and throughout the CDX Medium/Heavy Vehicle online learning system. 

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