REMINDER: Be Prepared for CVSA’S Week-Long Brake Inspection Blitz
Greenbelt, Maryland – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week is scheduled to begin, Sunday, September 15 and conclude Saturday, September 21.
CVSA enforcement officials will conduct roadside safety inspections on commercial motor vehicles (CMV) throughout North America, and inspectors will be paying special attention to brake hoses/tubing.
Vehicles with critical brake violations, or other critical vehicle inspection item violations, will be placed out-of-service (OOS) until those violations are corrected, CVSA says.
While checking brake system components is always part of the North American Standard Inspection Program, CVSA says this year’s Brake Safety Week is highlighting brake hoses/tubing as a reminder of their importance to vehicle mechanical fitness and safety.
Brake Safety Week starts this Sunday, Sept. 15, through Sept. 21. A properly functioning brake system is vital to vehicle operation. During this year’s #BrakeSafetyWeek, inspectors will be paying special attention to brake hoses/tubing. pic.twitter.com/zpLmjj6GK3
— CVSA (@CVSA) September 13, 2019
CVSA says it will be ensuring that brake hoses/tubing are properly attached, undamaged, without leaks and appropriately flexible.
CVSA maintains the goal of Brake Safety Week is to reduce the number of crashes caused or made more severe by “faulty brake systems” on commercial motor vehicles by conducting roadside inspections and identifying and removing “unsafe” commercial motor vehicles from our roadways.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) 2018 Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics, brake-related violations accounted for six of the top 20 most frequently cited vehicle violations in 2017.