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CVSA conducting ‘Brake Safety Week’

Posted on September 15, 2009

Beginning Sept. 13 and continuing through Sept. 19, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will conduct Brake Safety Week across North America.

 

Throughout the week, CVSA-certified inspectors and industry partners will be conducting a variety of enforcement and educational activities emphasizing the importance of proper commercial vehicle brake inspection, maintenance and operation.

 

Since its inception, the Operation Air Brake Campaign has resulted in more than 2.2 commercial vehicle million brakes inspected. The program continues to have a strong focus on brake adjustment. Of the brakes inspected, 8.9 percent of those equipped with manual brake adjusters were placed out-of-service and 3.9 percent of self-adjusting brake adjusters were placed out-of-service. Seventeen percent of all vehicles inspected were placed out-of-service for a brake-related defect.

 

During Brake Safety Week, drivers, technicians and others will receive information including the CVSA brochure “Air Brake Adjustment: Why is it so Important?” as well as CVSA’s “Spot Check” brake adjustment indicators that drivers can install to help determine whether their brakes are in proper adjustment.

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