CVSA Brake Safety Week kicks off Sunday, Sept. 8

By Land Line staff | Monday, August 26, 2013

Roadside inspectors will be checking brakes on thousands of commercial vehicles as part of CVSA Brake Safety Week 2013. The campaign begins Sunday, Sept. 8.

Inspectors certified by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will conduct Level IV inspections in the U.S. and Canada as part of the Operation Air Brake campaign.

Out-of-adjustment air brakes and brake system defects constitute the major defect areas resulting in commercial vehicles being placed out of service.

The target list for inspectors includes driver’s license, registration, low-air warning devices, pushrod travel (also known as chamber stroke), brake linings and drums, air-loss rate (if leak detected), and tractor protection systems.

Operation Air Brake began in 1998 and is held in conjunction with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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