An unannounced brake inspection event in April placed nearly 1,600 commercial vehicles out of service for brake violations.
Over 11,500 roadside inspections were conducted across 52 jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada during the April 25, 2018, event conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA).
Last year, the one-day inspection event, known as Brake Safety Day, resulted in 1,595 trucks and buses taken out of service for brake violations, which is 13.8% of the vehicles inspected. Just think about the loss of revenue for employers or even the contracts that were put in jeopardy due to being unable to fulfill deliveries, etc.
THE RESULTS: Many participating enforcement agencies surveyed anti-lock braking system (ABS) compliance with the following results:
Air-braked trucks and tractors: 8,128 required ABS; 10.2 percent had ABS violations.
Trailers: 5,331 required ABS; 14.3 percent had ABS violations.
Hydraulic-braked trucks: 1,299 required ABS; 3.5 percent had ABS violations.
Buses: 95 required ABS; 2.1 percent had ABS violations. HOW CONFIDENT ARE YOUR CLIENTS THAT THEIR FLEET WILL PASS ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS? The CVSA holds brake-focused enforcement events throughout the year to identify and remove commercial motor vehicles with dangerous brake issues. The events are also used to educate drivers, mechanics, and others on the importance of proper brake inspection, maintenance, and operation.
ZORN encourages you to continue to take precautions as the likelihood of being stopped for an inspection continues to rise dramatically each year.
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