Brake Safety Week is underway

GREENBELT, Md. – Roadside inspectors will place a special emphasis on stopping systems this week, as the annual Brake Safety Week shines a spotlight on the mechanical systems that continue to dominate out-of-service results.

Brake hoses and tubing – which must be properly attached, undamaged, leak-free and flexible – will be a particular focus, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) reports.

Braking systems represented 28% of vehicle out-of-service violations during the most recent Roadcheck inspection blitz. Brake adjustment accounted for 17.1%.

Brake Safety Week is part of the CVSA’s Operation Airbrake Program, sponsored in a partnership with the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) and U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)





John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking,, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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