The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week is schedule for Sept. 15-21. This means CVSA-certified enforcement personnel will conduct roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles (CMV) to identify and remove any vehicles from the road that have critical brake violations.
Brake systems that are not maintained regularly or that are installed incorrectly can reduce braking efficiency, which can pose safety risks to drivers and other vehicles on the roadways.
The CVSA states that during this year’s week-long campaign, which is part of the Operation Airbrake Program, inspectors will pay close attention to brake hoses and tubing. The CVSA states that while checking these components is always part of the inspection program, this year they will be highlighted to remind fleet operations of their importance to overall vehicle safety.
Brake Safety Week aims to reduce the number of accidents caused or made more severe by faulty brake systems on CMVs by removing unsafe vehicles from the roadways.
The CVSA warns that any CMV with critical brake violations will be restricted from traveling until those issues are resolved.
Brake Safety Week is sponsored by the CVSA, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.