More Than 4,000 CMVs Placed Out-of-Service During Brake Safety Week
Greenbelt, MD – More than 4,000 commercial motor vehicles (CMV) were placed out-of-service (OOS) during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week.
A total of 35,764 CMVs were inspected throughout the seven-day North American enforcement blitz conducted August 22-28.
According to CVSA, enforcement officials sidelined 12% of the inspected CMVs due to “critical brake-related issues.”
In Canada, 1,903 CMVs were inspected resulting in 15.4% being placed OOS.
The OOS rate related to brake violations in the U.S. was 13.5% out of the 28,694 CMVs inspected.
CVSA reported 5,167 inspections were conducted in Mexico resulting in a brake-specific OOS rate of 2.6%.
In addition, inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. recorded 5,667 brake hose chafing violations, which are a common brake-related violation, whether OOS or not.
A total of 17% of brake hose chafing violations resulted in vehicles being placed OOS.
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Brake-related violations accounted for eight out of the top 20 vehicle violations in 2020, according to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
In fact, brake system and brake adjustment violations accounted for more OOS vehicle conditions than any other vehicle violation during CVSA’s three-day International Roadcheck inspection and enforcement initiative in May.