Bus

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.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Hometown Trolley acquires Supreme Corp.'s American Trolley product line

The purchase furthers Hometown Trolley's overall strategic business model to become the leading trackless trolley bus manufacturer in the North American transit industry.

Volvo Buses unveils pedestrian and cyclist detection system

The system will be introduced on Volvo’s European city bus fleet in 2017.

Stertil-Koni introduces high-performance, low-capacity hydraulic vehicle lift

The company’s ST 1064 hydraulic mobile column lift has a capacity of 14,000 lbs. per column, or 56,000 lbs. for a set of four.

METRO, PERC honor innovation, clean fleets at BusCon 2016

Arrow Stage Lines, L.A. Metro and Pierce Transit and their supplier partners, as well as fleets in San Diego and Detroit were among the honorees.

Blue Bird Commercial to feature range of options at BusCon 2016

Commercial bus fleet operators will find a full range of small and medium-sized buses at the Blue Bird booth (#501) at BusCon 2016 being held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis on Sept. 19 - 21.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close