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    Brake Safety Week is underway

    September 16, 2019 8:47AM by John G Smith

    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

  • Brake Safety Week to focus on brake hoses, tubing

    June 18, 2019 11:39AM by John G Smith

    GREENBELT, Md. – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is scheduling its annual Brake Safety Week for Sept. 15-22, and will place a particular focus on brake hoses and tubing. Brake hoses and tubing needs to be properly attached, undamaged,

  • 14.1% grounded in Brake Safety Week

    November 6, 2018 11:58AM by John G Smith

    GREENBELT, Md. – Inspectors in Canada and the U.S. grounded 14.1% of vehicles for brake-related defects from Sept. 16-22, recognized as Brake Safety Week. There were 35,080 commercial vehicle inspections overall, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) reports. Brakes remain

  • Brake Safety Week begins

    September 16, 2018 10:20AM by John G Smith

    GREENBELT, Md. – Roadside enforcement teams across North America are placing a particular focus on stopping power today as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance launches Brake Safety Week, running from Sept. 16-22. Inspectors will largely be conducting the 37-step Level

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    Want to spot brake defects? ‘Bend at the waist’

    September 7, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    Brakes are a focus of roadside enforcement officers every day of the year, but the focus will intensify later this month during Brake Safety Week. Scheduled for Sept. 16-22, the week coordinated by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) combines education initiatives and inspections alike, depending on the jurisdiction. It has traditionally allowed enforcement teams to shine a light on a variety of systems and issues.

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    Stop and Think: Strategies to avoid brake violations

    September 7, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    Despite steady enforcement initiatives such as Brake Safety Day, a part of the CVSA’s Operation Airbrake Program, brake-related defects continue to be a leading cause of out-of-service violations. But fleet maintenance departments have a direct impact on a fleet’s violation rate, since routine maintenance can prevent many of the defects found at roadside.

  • Brake blitz grounds 12.4% in Canada

    July 17, 2018 11:20AM by John G Smith

    GREEBELT, Md. – A surprise Brake Safety Day inspection blitz in Canada and the U.S. put 1,595 trucks out of service for brake violations on April 25, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) reports. There were 11,531 inspections conducted overall,

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    Checked Your Brakes This Week? You’d better

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    OTTAWA — Beginning this week, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, through its North American enforcement affiliates, will be cracking down on trucks with suspect brakes.