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This weekend is your last chance to double-check that your brakes are in compliance before the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance kicks off Brake Safety Week on Sunday.

With its return, truck drivers can look forward to heightened safety inspections focused on brake lining and pad violations.

Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 20 through Saturday, Aug. 26. Commercial motor vehicle inspectors will be out in force conducting their usual inspections and will report brake-related inspection and violation data to CVSA.

Vehicles found with brake equipment violations can be put out of service.

CVSA offers a vehicle inspection checklist, or “cheat sheet,” with details of the brake portion of a Level I (general driver and vehicle) or Level V (vehicle only) inspection. Inspectors’ focus will be on these criteria:

Inspection bulletins also are available. There are eight in the brakes category.

Brake Safety Week is part of CVSA’s Operation Airbrake Program. In addition to the publicized brake inspection event, an unannounced brake safety inspection blitz is performed. This year, it was on April 19. There were 6,829 commercial motor vehicles inspected throughout Canada, Mexico and the United States during the unannounced inspection blitz. According to CVSA, inspectors found “brake-related critical vehicle inspection items” on just over 11% of the vehicles.

CVSA organized the first Brake Safety Week in 1998. LL


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