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Brake Safety Day: Inspectors take unsafe trucks and buses off the road

Photo: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Greenbelt, MD — Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance inspectors placed 11.6% of the trucks and buses they examined out of service for brake-related violations during a recent safety blitz.

On June 10, CVSA announced the results of its Brake Safety Day campaign. Out of 4,898 vehicles checked throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, inspectors placed 570 out of service. Violations included worn brake lines/hoses, broken brake drums, inoperative tractor protection system, inoperative low-air warning device, and air and hydraulic fluid leaks.

The event was part of CVSA’s Operation Airbrake, 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 and National Guard.

CMV inspectors across North America are set to perform announced and unannounced brake system inspections Aug. 25-31 during CVSA’s annual Brake Safety Week.

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