The annual Brake Safety Week will take place Sept. 7-13. CVSA’s Brake Safety Week is part of the week-long Operation Airbrake program, sponsored by CVSA and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
It is expected that more than 30,000 brake inspections will take place during the week, which would be a 50 percent increase from last year’s roughly 20,000 inspections.
Inspectors will conduct brake system inspections — primarily Level IV — on trucks and buses throughout North America, looking for either out-of-adjustment brakes or brake-system violations.
Inspectors will look for brake-system components to identify loose or missing parts, air or hydraulic fluid leaks, worn linings, pads, drums or rotors and other faulty brake-system components, and antilock systems.
Len Dubois Trucking equipment is routinely checked to help ensure that our driver’s never head out on the road with unsafe equipment, but driver’s must be prepared for maintenance issues that develop on the road.
For information about what to expect and what to watch out for during the Break Safety Week please check out this link.
A proper pre-trip inspection can help you avoid unnecessary breakdowns and fines while on the road and will ensure that the equipment you are driving remains safe to operate. For more Information on conducting a full pre-trip inspection of your equipment please check out our articles: Pre-Trip Inspection: What to look at Under the Hood, Pre-Trip Inspection: What to Look at Inside the Cab, and Pre-Trip Inspection: What to look at on the Tractor and Trailer.
Remember we expect full compliance and no violations.