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CVSA releases results of annual truck and bus brake inspection blitz

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Greenbelt, MD — Commercial motor vehicle inspectors across North America conducted 38,117 brake system inspections and identified 5,059 vehicles – or 13.3% – with out-of-service conditions during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week, the organization announced recently.

The outreach and enforcement campaign was conducted Aug. 21-27. Fifty-three jurisdictions in the United States and Canada, along with Mexico’s Ministry of Communications and Transportation, participated in the event, CVSA says.

This year, the inspectors placed special emphasis on brake hose/tube chafing violations. They identified and documented 6,305 such violations.

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 Ministry of Communications and Transportation.

The 2021 campaign resulted in nearly 36,000 inspections and identified almost 4,300 vehicles, or 12%, with out-of-service conditions. Next year’s event is set for Aug. 20-26.

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