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CVSA brake safety blitz sees 21% out-of-service rate


OTTAWA, Ont. – During an unannounced brake safety day enforcement initiative, 79% of commercial vehicles did not have any critical item violations, while 21% were placed out-of-service for any kind of infraction.

Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSA) conducted the one-day blitz May 3 in Canada and the U.S., with a total of 43 jurisdictions taking part, 10 of which were in Canada.

In all, 9,524 inspections were conducted with 12% (1,146) placed out-of-service for brake-related infractions, including 391 ABS violations on trucks and tractors, 487 on trailers, 57 on buses, and a total of 723 hydraulic-braked trucks with ABS transgressions.

The next CVSA brake safety day event will take place Sept. 7. The effort is aimed at improving commercial vehicle brake safety awareness in North America, which comprises the largest portion of all out-of-service violations during roadside inspections.


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1 Comment » for CVSA brake safety blitz sees 21% out-of-service rate
  1. DOUG BUCK says:

    I HAVE HAULED TO BC WHERE I CAN ADJUST MY BRAKES BUT HERE IN ONTARIO I CAN NOT AND WILL NOT I HAVE THE DOT TELL ME I HAVE TO DO IT HERE I SAID TO THEM I AM A CLASS A DRIVER NOT A CLASS MECH LIKE THEM SELVES WHEN I GOT MY G LINCE IT SAID I HAVE TO STOP FOR POLICE EMS FIRE NOT MTO OR DOT SO THE DOT TRY TO STOP IN MY MY OWN CAR I WILL NOT STOP AND YOU CAN KISS MY ASS I DRIVE 6 SCALES EVERY DAY AND WILL NOT STOP FOR COM DOT INSPECTORS IN MY PRIVATE CAR THAT THE GOVERMENT DOES NOT PAY MY INSURANCE FUEL OR REPAIRS

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