Inspections Bus/limo/taxi Trucking Transportation

Brake inspection blitz takes unsafe trucks and buses off the road

Photo: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Greenbelt, MD — Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance inspectors placed 11.3% of the trucks and buses they examined out of service for brake-related violations during a recent, unannounced inspection initiative.

On April 19, CVSA inspectors checked 6,829 commercial motor vehicles in the United States and Canada. The Brake Safety Day inspection resulted in 773 of the CMVs being taken out of service for brake violations.

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

CMV inspectors across North America are set to perform announced and unannounced brake system inspections Aug. 20-26 during CVSA’s annual Brake Safety Week, part of Brake Safety Awareness Month.

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