Annual truck and bus brake inspection campaign set for Aug. 22-28
Greenbelt, MD — Commercial motor vehicle inspectors throughout North America will perform announced and unannounced brake system inspections Aug. 22-28 during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week.
Last year’s event resulted in 43,565 inspections, of which 11.9% identified vehicles with out-of-service conditions.
“Properly functioning brake systems are crucial to safe commercial motor vehicle operation,” CVSA says. “Commercial motor vehicle brakes are designed to hold up under tough conditions. However, they must be inspected and maintained carefully and consistently so they operate and perform properly throughout the vehicle’s life.”
Scheduled during Brake Safety Awareness Month, the event is part of CVSA’s Operation Airbrake campaign – conducted in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, and Mexico’s National Guard and Ministry of Communications and Transportation.