REMINDER: CVSA’S Week-Long Brake Inspection Blitz Begins This Weekend
Greenbelt, MD – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) “Brake Safety Week” is set to begin this weekend and here’s what you need to know to be prepared.
CVSA enforcement officials will inspect commercial motor vehicles (CMV) beginning Sunday, August 23 through Saturday, August 29.
Vehicles found to have critical out-of-service (OOS) brake violations, or other critical vehicle OOS inspection item violations, will be restricted from traveling until those violations are corrected.
CVSA says inspectors will be paying special attention to brake hoses/tubing during this year’s Brake Safety Week in an effort to highlight the “importance of those components to vehicle mechanical fitness and safety.”
It’s important to make sure brake hoses/tubing are properly attached, undamaged, without leaks and appropriately flexible.
What Happened Last Year?
During last year’s Brake Safety Week, 13.5% of the CMVs inspected had brake-related vehicle inspection item violations and were placed OOS.
Officials placed 4,626 vehicles OOS.
The majority of CMVs inspected (86.5%) did not have any critical brake-related inspection item violations.
However, topping the list of violations was “chafed” rubber hoses, according to CVSA.
CVSA inspectors reported 2,704 of such violations.
CVSA also recently announced it has rescheduled its three-day North American inspection blitz known as International Roadcheck for September 9-11, 2020.
According to CVSA, this year’s focus is on the driver requirements component of a roadside inspection.
Click HERE for more on what to expect during this three-day inspection blitz.