FMCSA & CVSA to Conduct Brake Safety Week Starting Sept 11

Posted on July 19, 2016

by Andrew in Transportation News, Trucking Safety | 0 comments

The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) and CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) have announced a Brake Safety Week starting September 11, 2016. Commercial vehicle inspectors will be conducting thorough and widespread examinations as part of the annual enforcement campaign to emphasize the importance of brake maintenance and safety procedures. Brake issues can cause widespread damage and fatalities. And although the brakes used in commercial motor vehicles are built to be exceedingly durable, a number of factors can contribute to their suboptimal performance, including:

  • Improper Installation
  • Lacking Maintenance
  • Disuse or Corrosive Exposureshutterstock_3129935 - Copy
  • Multiple Emergency Stops
  • Compromised Fluid Lines

Inspectors will be evaluating the brakes on multiple criteria, including ABS functionality, loose or missing parts, fluid leaks, worn components, and other factors as applicable. Over 2,000 power units were placed out of service last year. To learn more about how you can avoid joining them, contact us.

 

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