The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 as Brake Safety Day, which law enforcement will conduct inspections on large trucks.
Each inspection will serve the purpose of identifying out-of-adjustment brakes, and brake-system and antilock braking system (ABS) violations as part of the CVSA’s Operation Airbrake Program, according to a CVSA news release.
Brake Safety Day was created by the CVSA to help reduce the number of crashes caused by poorly maintained braking systems on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Inspectors will be advised to not only identify, but remove vehicles from roadways that have critical brake violations.
This nationwide inspections comes just months after Roadcheck 2017, in which law enforcement stopped hundreds of thousands of CMVs to check for violations, specifically in load securement.
Vehicle operators can prepare for the inspection by using performance-based brake testing, and ensuring vehicles are properly and regularly maintained.
The one-day inspection replaces the previously seven-day Brake Safety Week campaign in previous years.
Medallion Transport will continue to publish ways for CMV operators to prepare for the inspection and continue to ensure their vehicle is the safest possible for the roadways.
Brake Safety Day is sponsored by the CVSA in partnership with the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Click here to read the CVSA press release.