12 Aug 2016
In May, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) completed its annual unannounced brake check day that lead to removing 12.4% of trucks investigated out of service. This is all part of a North America program called Operation Airbrake, which is dedicated to brake system safety through carrier compliance and awareness.
The random inspection consisted of 6,128 vehicles throughout 31 U.S. states and Canadian territories and provinces. Beyond the 12.4% having brake violations, 13.9% were removed from service for other violations found during these inspections. Education, awareness, compliance of equipment and other safety regulations are necessary for safety’s sake. Don’t get caught having to pay a much higher rate to another carrier because your regular carrier has been put out of service due to violations.