The annual Brake Safety Week inspection spree will take place Sept. 7-13, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced.
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.
CVSA’s Brake Safety Week is part of the week-long Operation Airbrake program, sponsored by CVSA and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Of the 20,067 commercial vehicles inspected in the September-held Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week, 2,714 were placed out of service to produce a 13.5 percent out-of-service rate
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.
CVSA says on its website 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.”
Antilock system indicators are also checked, CVSA says.
CVSA also has on its site resources for drivers regarding Brake Safety Week: Click here to see them.