Are your brakes in tip-top shape? They’d better be. That’s right – it’s Brake Safety Week.
As we type, local, state, and Federal inspectors are pulling drivers over in droves for a look-see at their brake components.
CVSA roadside inspection events
In June, you’ll remember the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, or CVSA, conducted its 28th annual International Roadcheck. This 72-hour event is the largest targeted enforcement event for commercial motor vehicles in the world, with over 1000 CVSA-certified inspectors performing bus and truck inspections throughout North America.
This week, CVSA inspectors are back at it as part of Brake Safety Week.
The event, which began on September 6th and ends on the 12th, sends state and federal inspectors out on an inspection blitz.
What are they looking for?
“To identify loose or missing parts, air or hydraulic fluid leaks, worn linings, pads, drums or rotors, and other faulty brake-system components.”
Thousands of commercial motor vehicles will be inspected.
Brake Safety Week and Operation Airbrake
Brake Safety Week is part of the larger Operation Airbrake program – a campaign dedicated to improving commercial vehicle brake safety throughout North America.
This program focuses on educating drivers, mechanics, and other fleet personnel on the importance of proper brake inspection, maintenance, and operation in an attempt to reduce highway crashes caused by faulty brake systems.
A focus on highway safety
While truck and driver safety are always important in the trucking industry’s ongoing efforts to reduce car-truck crashes, the topic is especially relevant right now with the ELD Mandate ruling expected later this month.
The main driver behind the ELD Mandate is safety.
We highlighted some of the safety benefits ELDs provide in the Roadcheck blog. However, as we get closer to the ELD Mandate ruling it’s important to remember that there are numerous other benefits beyond safety, many of which can be found here at ELD Facts.
To keep up-to-date with other news around the ELD Mandate and how it affects you, we encourage you to explore eldfacts.com.