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Brake Safety Week set for September 15-21

Annual roadside inspection event highlighting hoses and tubing

Posted June 24, 2019

Brake Safety Week will be held September 15-21, 2019, with an emphasis on brake hoses and tubes, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced.

The annual event is held across North America as part of standard roadside safety inspections conducted by enforcement officials. By highlighting hoses and tubing components, CVSA hopes to remind motor carriers and drivers of their importance to vehicle mechanical fitness and safety.

Checking brake systems is a mandatory part of the CVSA inspection program. When inspecting hoses and tubes, inspectors will check that the components are properly attached, undamaged, without leaks, and flexible.

Out-of-adjustment brakes and brake-system violations accounted for 45 percent of all out-of-service vehicle violations issued during last year’s International Roadcheck enforcement campaign, CVSA said.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) 2018 Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics said brake-related violations accounted for six of the top 20 most frequently cited vehicle violations in 2017.

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.

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