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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Brake Safety Week Begins


Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Sept. 15-21. Enforcement officials will conduct roadside safety inspections on commercial motor vehicles across North America throughout the week.

Inspectors will be paying special attention to brake hoses/tubing. CVSA is highlighting brake hoses/tubing as a reminder of their importance to vehicle mechanical fitness and safety, according to a news release. These brake system components are always a part of the North American standard inspection program, however.

Out-of-adjustment brakes and brake-system violations represented 45% of all out-of-service vehicle violations issued during last year’s three-day International Roadcheck enforcement campaign, according to a news release.

Brake Safety Week is part of the Operation Airbrake Program, sponsored by CVSA in partnership with FMCSA and the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators.

Operation Airbrake is a comprehensive program dedicated to improving commercial vehicle brake safety throughout North America. The Operation Airbrake campaign was initially developed in Canada in 1998, according to the CVSA website.