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Are you ready? CVSA’s Brake Safety Week set for Sept. 15-21

Inspectors will be out in full force from Sept. 15-21 as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week.

Throughout that week, officials will conduct roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles throughout North America. This year, CVSA inspectors will focus on brake hoses/tubing. Commercial vehicles found to have critical brake violations will be placed out-of-service (OSS) until repairs are made.

“All components of the brake system must always be in proper operating condition,” said CVSA President Chief Jay Thompson of the Arkansas Highway Patrol. “Brake systems and their parts and components must be routinely checked and carefully and consistently maintained to ensure the health and safety of the overall vehicle.”

Last year, inspectors placed nearly 5,000 of over 35,000 commercial vehicles it inspected out-of-service as part of CVSA’s Brake Safety Week.

More than 1,600 of the 10,358 commercial vehicles were placed out-of-service for critical brake violations during CVSA’s unannounced brake inspection blitz on May 15.

According to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration data, the five top brake-related violations include:

  • Clamp or roto type brake out of adjustment
  • Automatic brake adjustment system that fails to compensate for wear
  • Brake hose or tubing chafing and/or kinking
  • No or defective ABS (anti-lock braking system) malfunction indicator lamp for trailers manufactured after March 1, 1998
  • Inoperative or defective brakes

Brake Safety Day and Brake Safety Week are part of the Operation Airbrake program sponsored by CVSA in partnership with FMCSA and the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators.

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Clarissa Hawes

Clarissa has covered all aspects of the trucking industry for 13 years. She is an award-winning journalist known for her investigative and business reporting. Before joining FreightWaves, she wrote for Land Line Magazine and Trucks.com. Clarissa lives in the Kansas City area with her family. If you have a news tip or story idea, send her an email to chawes@freightwaves.com.

2 Comments

  1. A “blitz” is not considered to be a “safety procedure” , it’s more like a MTO truck driver “harassment” procedure/attack .

    Regulations already oblige trucks to be inspected once a year by a licensed motor vehicle mechanic and when passed they obtain a decal .

    There’s a huge conflict of interest at these government regulated scales today . There should be a “truck driver representative” at each scale to mitigate the conflict . Steps should definitely be taken to mitigate the conflict .

    And this is not an opinion , I base my statement on fact ,experience, and a witness to back it up twice . I personally corrected MTO on two occasions based on “their error” . One was on a log book item and the other on a safety protocol that they didn’t abide by . It was quite entertaining to see them try to justify their error and then finally admit to their wrong doing .

    Any “new” truck driver out there should equip themselves with knowledge on every detail concerning trucking and regulations that concern it . Don’t leave anything to chance . It could be your employer and or even MTO that commit errors in their attempt to apply authority .

    Look up the meaning of the word ” BLITZ” . The origin of the word comes from a German Military Strategy( a sudden overwhelming “attack”) . Literally “lightening war” . It’s an “ATTACK” not a “safety procedure” as you’re lead to believe .
    Quote:
    “Blitzkrieg, a rapid attack by combined forces, used by Germany in the Second World War”

    That being said , be safe and shrewd out there !

  2. I let the nits wits have there 3 day circus in June anything after that is bs and not worth my time worrying about in fact if I had my way thats the only bs they would be doing is the one in June

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