The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced that Brake
Safety Week 2014 will take place Sept. 7-13, 2014. Brake Safety Week is part of the week-long Operation Airbrake program, jointly sponsored by CVSA and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
CVSA says it expects more than 30,000 brake inspections to take place during the week, which would be a 50 percent increase from last year’s roughly 20,000 inspections. Inspectors will conduct brake system inspections — primarily Level IV — on trucks and buses throughout North America, looking for either out-of-adjustment brakes or brake-system violations.
On its website, the CVSA indicates that inspectors will look for “brake-system components to identify loose or missing parts, air or hydraulic fluid leaks, worn linings, pads, drums or rotors and other faulty brake-system components.” Approximately 14% of inspections from Brake Safety Week 2013 revealed out-of-service violations. Please educate your drivers on how to identify out of specification slack adjusters and other signs of abnormal brake system wear.
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