Inspectors to focus on brake violations in weeklong enforcement spree in September

Author: CCJ Staff

Truck inspectors will ramp up enforcement Sept. 16-22 as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week, CVSA announced Monday.

This year’s Brake Safety Week is a return to norm for CVSA, after paring the blitz down to a single day last year.

CVSA says most of the inspections performed during the weeklong blitz will be full Level I inspections, the most comprehensive inspection. However, inspectors will have a keen focus on brake components, including loose or missing parts; air or hydraulic fluid leaks; defective rotor conditions; measurement of pushrod travel; mismatched air chamber sizes across axles; air reservoir integrity and mounting; worn linings, pads, drums or rotors; required brake-system warning devices; and other brake-system components. Vehicles with defective or out-of-adjustment brakes will be placed out of service, says CVSA.

CSA: Enforcers ramp up inspection numbers, but clean inspections are on the rise

Increasing inspections are back, but reduced violations, more clean inspections and a focus on crash-related behavior add measure of fairness to CSA. 

“Properly functioning brake systems are crucial to safe CMV operation. Brakes must be routinely inspected and carefully and consistently maintained so they operate and perform to the manufacturer’s specifications throughout the life of the vehicle. Improperly installed or poorly maintained brake s

Read more, visit source