Commercial vehicle inspectors placed more than 4,600 trucks out of service for critical brake-related violations during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week, which was held Sept. 15-21.
During the week, inspectors conducted 34,320 inspections on commercial vehicles, resulting in 4,626 (13.5%) out of service orders for brakes violations.
As part of this year’s Brake Safety Week, inspectors collected and reported data on brake hoses and tubing. CVSA reports that 2,567 inspected trucks had chafed rubber hose violations, and 1,347 trucks had chafed thermoplastic hose violations.
Apart from hose violations, CVSA did not specify the most common brake violations that led to out of service orders.
“Inspectors conduct more than 4 million roadside inspections every year and checking brake components is just one element of the inspection procedure inspectors perform on commercial motor vehicles every day,” said CVSA President Sgt. John Samis with the Delaware State Police. “This inspection and enforcement event reminds drivers and motor carriers of the importance of properly functioning brakes and spotlights the work done by inspectors, motor carriers and drivers every day to keep our roadways safe by ensuring vehicles are in appropriate working condition.”