Annual Brake Inspection Program Set for Next Month


The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week will take place Sept. 11-17.

Law enforcement agencies will conduct inspections on commercial vehicles across North America to look for out-of-adjustment brakes, and brake system and anti-lock braking system violations.

Specifically, CVSA says inspectors will be looking for “loose or missing parts, air or hydraulic fluid leaks, worn linings, pads, drums or rotors, and other faulty brake system components.”

Inspectors will also be checking ABS malfunction indicator lights to make sure they’re in working order, CVSA says. Defective or out-of-adjustment brakes will result in the vehicle being placed out-of-service.

Most inspections occurring during the week will be full Level I inspections, according to CVSA, and 10 jurisdictions will be using performance-based brake testing to measure braking efficiency.

Brake Safety Week is part of CVSA’s Operation Airbrake program.

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