Brake Safety Week

CVSA sets dates for summer inspection spree

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

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Brake inspection blitz places 16.2% of vehicles out of service, up from 2013 rate

The percentage of vehicles placed out of service in 2014 jumped a few points from 2013’s record-low of 13.5 percent, but the percentage comes from a smaller sample size.

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Brake inspection blitz happening this week

The annual Brake Safety Week inspection spree is taking place this week, Sept. 7-13. CVSA says more than 30,000 trucks and buses will be inspected.

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Preps for Brake Safety Week, starting tomorrow

Brake maintenance tips and resources from longtime brake system components manufacturer Bendix -- and the top states for brake inspections/violations.

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Brake inspections place 3,248 trucks out of service

Of the 21,255 trucks inspected in mid-September as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Brake Safety Week, 15.3 percent were placed out of service.

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CVSA: Brakes top out-of-service violations

CVSA inspectors will focus on brakes in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

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LogBook

The proposed national fuel economy and greenhouse gas reduction standards, electronic on-board recorders, CAT vocational trucks and a Hoover Dam bridge are among the trucking issues featured.

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Fewer trucks removed for defective brakes

Fewer vehicles were taken out of service for brake defects during Operation Air Brake’s Brake Safety Week this year.

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