CVSA Releases Results from Unannounced Brake Check One-Day Event
(August 4, 2016)
- CVSA Releases Results from Unannounced Brake Check One-Day Event
According to a press release issued by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) on July 26, 2016, the organization held its annual, unannounced brake check day on May 4, 2016, as part of its Operation Airbrake program. CVSA-certified inspectors in 31 participating U.S. states and Canadian provinces and territories checked brakes on 6,128 commercial motor vehicles.
12.4 percent of vehicles were placed out of service with brake violations.
- 13.9 percent of vehicles were placed out of service for violations other than brake violations.
The press release also stated “brake-related violations are typically the largest category of out-of-service items (representing 43 percent during Operation Airbrake’s companion International Roadcheck campaign in 2015),” and “improperly installed or poorly maintained brake systems can reduce the braking capacity and increase stopping distances of trucks and buses, which poses a serious risk to driver and public safety.”
To read the press release, please click here