Brake Safety Week Places More than 5,000 Trucks Out of Service

Source: CVSA

According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, this year’s Brake Safety Week saw 12% of the 43,565 commercial motor vehicles inspected placed out of service for brake-related violations.

Inspectors from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico removed 5,156 commercial motor vehicles from service due to brake violations during the week-long inspection and enforcement event, which focused on reducing brake-related crashes for the 2020 event.

A total of 53 jurisdictions participated between August 23-29, 2020, conducting inspections following each agency’s health and safety protocols and precautions in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In the U.S., 35,778 inspections were conducted with 4,565 vehicles (13%) placed out of service for brake-related violations. In Mexico, the number dropped to 6% (355) of the 5,958 violations, while Canadian officials conducted 1,829 inspections with a brake-related out-of-service rate of 14% (256).

In addition to capturing brake system out-of-service violation data, inspectors also submitted data regarding brake hose chafing violations, which are separated into five categories based on the level of severity, two of which are out-of-service conditions. A total of 6,697 hose chafing violations were reported during the event.

Last year’s his year’s Brake Safety Week reported 13.5% of 34,320 vehicles placed out of service for critical brake-related violations identified during roadside inspections. Mexico was not included in last year’s results, which may account to the increase in the total number of violations during this year’s event.

Originally posted on Trucking Info

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