Sean Bennett Diesel engines, trucks, and off-road equipment

January 2, 2021

Biography

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BIO
Before his teaching career, Sean Bennett had an extensive industry background which included positions with a Freightliner dealership, and Mack Trucks Inc. 
His first teaching assignments were as a Corporate Trainer for Mack Trucks where he taught and helped develop courses in engine management electronics, engines, multiplexing, and chassis systems.
In 1989, he joined the faculty at Toronto’s Centennial College where he taught diesel fuel and engine management systems.  In 1991, he became Program Coordinator of the Centennial College Diesel, Truck, Coach and Heavy Equipment Department, and in this position, led a faculty team that trained technicians at entry, apprenticeship, and corporate levels.  During his tenure at Centennial College, Sean chaired Motive Power Curriculum Development Committees for the Province of Ontario in Truck, Heavy Equipment, Powerlift Truck, Transmission Specialist, Trailer, and Motorcycle Technician Programs. In all these motive power technician programs, Sean had the responsibility of designing the learning outcomes to a competency-based model that better suited the learning style and industry requirements of entry level technicians.  In addition, Sean negotiated and launched joint Centennial and industry technician development partnerships with Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, PA, and Daimler  Trucks, Portland, OR.
In 2009, Sean Bennett left Centennial to devote himself to full time writing. At the time of writing, he has authored over thirty textbooks addressing automotive, diesel engine, heavy equipment, and truck technology, including the best selling Heavy Duty Truck Systems (now in 7th edition) and Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines, Fuel and Computerized Management Systems (now in 6th edition).
Sean has an extensive network of contributing instructors across the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe and regards the feedback and suggestions from both teachers and students as a key to maintaining currency and pedagogical effectiveness in his writing.  His conference travel schedule extends from Coast to Coast and he is a frequent guest speaker at seminars and convocations. He has mostly recently delivered presentations to the faculty of Beijing Polytechnic automotive and truck departments and the annual ASE conferences. 
 Book and Education milestones include: 

  • 2020 – revised and published MDT Light Duty Diesels 2nd Edition for Cengage Learning: directed at the ASE A9  Certification.
  • 2019 – revised and published Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines, Fuel and Computerized Management Systems 6th Edition for Cengage Learning
  • 2018 – published Heavy Duty Truck Systems 7th Edition for Cengage Learning, the first full color version of this industry-leading textbook.
  • 2017 – published Heavy Equipment Systems 3rd Edition co-authored with Bob Huzij and Angelo Spano for Cengage Learning.
  • 2016 – published Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines, Fuel and Computerized Management Systems 5th Edition for Cengage Learning
  • 2015 – published a Heavy Duty Truck Systems 6th Edition for Cengage Learning, the first full color version of this industry-leading textbook.
  • 2013 – published MDT Diesel Engines 2nd Edition for Delmar Cengage Learning directed at high school programs.
  • 2013 – published MDT Heavy Equipment Systems 2nd Edition co-authored with Robert Huzij and Angelo Spano for Cengage Learning.
  • 2012 – published MDT Light Duty Diesels for Cengage Learning: directed at the ASE A9  Certification.
  • 2011 – revised and updated Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines, Fuel and Computerized Management Systems 4th Edition for Cengage Learning.
  • 2010 -revised and updated Heavy Duty Truck Systems, 5th Edition for Cengage Learning
  • 2010 -revised and updated Canadian Truck Technician C of Q Test Prep 2nd Edition (with Martin Restoule and George Parsons).
  • 2009 – revised and updated Canadian AST C of Q Test Prep (with Dave Weatherhead) for Centennial College Press, Nelson Canada
  • 2008 – published MDT Heavy Equipment Systems co-authored with Robert Huzij and Angelo Spano for  Cengage Learning.
  • 2008 – published MDT Electronic Diesel Engines for Cengage Learning.
  • 2008 – published MDT Brakes, Steering, and Suspension Systems for Cengage Learning.
  • 2007 – revised and updated Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines, Fuel and Computerized Management Systems 3rd Edition for Cengage Learning.
  • 2006 – Co-devised and became Series Editor for Cengage Learning’s Modern Diesel Technology (MDT) textbooks.
  • 2005 – revised and updated Heavy Duty Truck Systems, 4th Edition for Cengage Learning
  • 2003 – revised and updated Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines, Fuel and Computerized Management Systems 2nd Edition for  published in January 2004.
  • 2003 – authored Basic Welding for Motive Power Technicians for Centennial College Press, Nelson Canada.
  • 2003 – Canadian AST C of Q Test Prep (with Dave Weatherhead) for Centennial College Press, Nelson Canada.
  • 2003- authored Canadian Truck Technician C of Q Test Prep (with Martin Restoule and George Parsons).
  • 2003 – Series Advisor for Delmar Thomson Learning’s 3rd Edition of AST Test Prep T-Series and the first edition of the S-Series.
  • 2002 – Technical editor for Delmar ASE test preparation T-Series and S-Series books
  • 2001 – Co-ordinated the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) updating and revision of curricula for the Truck and Coach, Truck/Trailer and Powerlift Truck Technician apprenticeship programs for the province of Ontario.
  • 2000 – revised and updated Heavy Duty Truck Systems, 3rd Edition co-authored with Andrew Norman and Robert Scharff.
  • 2000 – Launched and Coordinated the Freightliner Modified Apprenticeship Program. A joint venture between Centennial College and Freightliner LLC.
  • 2000 – Co-authored Truck Diesel Engines with John Kershaw, published by Delmar Thomson Learning, NY.
  • 1999 – authored the Diesel Fuel Systems and Diesel Engines Phase I and Phase II Modules of the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training (MET) Distance Education Project.
  • 1999 – authored Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines, Fuel and Computerized Management Systems, published by Delmar Thomson Learning, NY.
  • 1997 – authored Dictionary of Automotive Technology, published by Centennial College Press, Toronto, Ontario.
  • 1993 – initiated the Mack Truck Training Center, a joint venture between Mack Trucks Inc. and Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario.
  • 1991-1994 – Chaired five motive power curriculum development committees for the Province of Ontario, and subsequently authored the curriculum for each.

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Canadian Interprovincial Truck Technician’s License
  • Canadian Interprovincial Automotive Technician’s License
  • ASE Master Truck Technician (USA)
  • Active member of the Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS)
  • Active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Active member of the American Trucking Association’s (ATA) and Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC).
  • Member of NACAT (North American Conference of Automotive Teachers)

Sean on Lake Ontario

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