Brake inspection blitz happening this week

| September 05, 2014

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Here are the dates CVSA has set for the annual Brake Safety Week inspection blitz.

The annual Brake Safety Week inspection spree is taking place this week, Sept. 7-13.

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance says it expects more than 30,000 brake inspections to take place during the week, which would be a 50 percent increase from last year’s roughly 20,000 inspections.

CVSA’s Brake Safety Week is part of the week-long Operation Airbrake program, sponsored by CVSA and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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Inspectors will conduct brake system inspections — primarily Level IV — on trucks and buses throughout North America, looking for either out-of-adjustment brakes or brake-system violations.

CVSA says on its website inspectors will look for “brake-system components to identify loose or missing parts, air or hydraulic fluid leaks, worn linings, pads, drums or rotors and other faulty brake-system components.”

Antilock system indicators are also checked, CVSA says.

Click here to read more on the inspection procedure as a primer for the inspection blitz.

CVSA also has on its site resources for drivers regarding Brake Safety Week: Click here to see them. 

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