1,290 Trucks Out of Service From Unannounced Inspection 1290 Trucks Out of Service From Unannounced Inspection

1,290 Trucks Out of Service From Unannounced Inspection


The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has released results from its April 27th Brake Safety Day.  On that single day, a total of 9,132 inspections were conducted in 46 jurisdictions in Canada and the U.S.

Inspectors removed 1,290 commercial motor vehicles with brake-related critical vehicle inspection item violations from Canadian and American roadways. That’s 14.1% of the commercial motor vehicles inspected that day.

This unannounced one-day inspection and enforcement initiative, conducted by members of CVSA, focuses specifically on the brake systems and components of commercial motor vehicles. CVSA-certified inspectors conduct their usual commercial motor vehicle inspections; however, in addition, for this initiative, they also reported brake-related data to the Alliance.

CVSA conducts two major brake-safety inspection and enforcement initiatives each year. One is this initiative, a one-day unannounced brake-safety campaign. CVSA does not provide advance notice or warning for Brake Safety Day. The other campaign, Brake Safety Week, is publicly announced well in advance and lasts for a week. This year’s Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Aug. 21-27.

Brake Safety Day and Brake Safety Week are part of CVSA’s Operation Airbrake program in partnership with the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, and Mexico’s Ministry of Communications and the National Guard. Operation Airbrake is a comprehensive program dedicated to improving commercial motor vehicle brake safety throughout North America. The goal is to reduce the number of highway crashes caused by faulty braking systems on commercial motor vehicles by conducting roadside inspections and educating drivers, mechanics, owner-operators and others on the importance of proper brake inspection, maintenance and operation.

Story via Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. 

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