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.
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.
Brake maintenance tips and resources from longtime brake system components manufacturer Bendix -- and the top states for brake inspections/violations.
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.
CVSA inspectors will focus on brakes in Canada, the United States and Mexico.
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.
Fewer vehicles were taken out of service for brake defects during Operation Air Brake’s Brake Safety Week this year.
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