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    Opinion: Proposal to axe air brake re-testing is ‘ridiculous’

    December 10, 2019 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    In Ontario, a recent private member’s bill proposes that the province do away with mandatory air-brake re-testing for drivers as they renew their AZ licences every five years. That’s ridiculous.

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    Truck air systems are under pressure in cold temperatures

    February 1, 2019 12:00AM by Jim Park

    TORONTO, Ont. — Cold temperatures and water can lead to only one outcome, and ice has no place in a truck’s air system. Frozen moisture can disable compressors, along with any of the multitude of air valves in the system. Plunging temperatures, like we have seen across much of the Lower 48 in recent weeks will be put air systems to the test. Hopefully your systems are not found wanting.

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    Clear the Air: Don’t be sidelined by a failing air compressor

    March 16, 2018 12:00AM by Jim Park

    TORONTO, Ont. — Admit it. A truck’s air system probably isn’t your most pressing maintenance concern. The systems are pretty reliable, and beyond changing the air-dryer desiccant cartridge every couple of years, you probably don’t give the rest of the system any more attention than it absolutely needs. While its primary function is supplying air for the brake system — an important task in its own right — other components on the truck need air, too. Automated transmissions, for example, and certain emissions system components.

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    Brake Safety Day finds 14% brakes out of service

    November 9, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    OTTAWA, ON – North American enforcement teams completed 7,698 inspections during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Day on September 7, placing 14% of vehicles out of service for brake-related violations.

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    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    A CVSA study shows a tiny percentage of drivers understand brake adjustment.

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    CVSA, insurer team up for online airbrake program

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    WASHINGTON — The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, in association with Zurich Services and Interactive Driving Systems, has completed the development of an online airbrake training program to enhance commercial motor vehicle safety across North America.