Canada Bests U.S. Again in Brake Safety Week Results
GREENBELT, MD -- The amount of commercial vehicles found with brake problems was much less in Canada than in the U.S. during an annual safety blitz last month while overall rates in both countries declined from 2014. Newly released figures from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), which organized Brake Safety Week, says CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle safety inspectors conducted 18,817 brake-system inspections on large trucks and buses throughout North America from Sept. 6-12, 2015. Of this number, inspectors placed 2,321 commercial vehicles out of service (OOS) for brake violations. Of the vehicles inspected, the OOS rate for all brake-related violations conducted was 12.3 percent, compared to 16.2 percent from last year's Brake Safety Week.