Unannounced brake inspection blitz sidelines nearly 2,000 trucks

CVSA’s unannounced Brake Safety Day resulted in more than 9,500 roadside inspections and nearly 2,000 trucks being placed out-of-service for various violations.CVSA’s unannounced Brake Safety Day resulted in more than 9,500 roadside inspections and nearly 2,000 trucks being placed out-of-service for various violations.

Nearly 2,000 trucks across the United States and Canada were placed out-of-service during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s unannounced Brake Safety Day on May 3.

CVSA inspectors in 33 U.S. states and 10 Canadian provinces conducted 9,524 inspections during the one-day inspection blitz. Of the 1,989 trucks placed out-of-service for various violations, 1,146 of them were parked for brake-related violations.

The group says the goal of the unannounced blitz each year is to conduct roadside inspections and remove trucks with “critical brake violations” from the roadways. Additionally, CVSA says it was looking to evaluate how well antilock braking systems are maintained.

During the event, 4,635 trucks were identified as required to have ABS by law. Eight percent (or 391) of those trucks had ABS violations.

Brake-related violations make up the largest percentage of out-of-service violations during roadside inspections, according to CVSA.

The next Brake Safety Day event was announced last month and will be held Sept. 7 throughout North America.

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