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Annual truck and bus brake inspection blitz nears

Photo: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Greenbelt, MD — Commercial motor vehicle inspectors throughout North America will conduct announced and unannounced brake system inspections Aug. 20-26 during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week.

Inspectors are expected to place special emphasis on brake pads and linings.

“Brake lining and pad issues may result in vehicle violations and could affect a motor carrier’s safety rating,” CVSA President Chris Nordloh said in a press release.

Last year’s outreach and enforcement event resulted in more than 38,000 inspections, of which 13.3% identified vehicles with out-of-service conditions.

Brake Safety Week is part of Brake Safety Awareness Month. The event will take place in conjunction with CVSA’s Operation Airbrake campaign – a program 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.

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