Brake Safety Week

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November 14, 2016

Brake Service Violations Increase to 13.2%, CVSA Says

The results from the 2016 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week have revealed a slight increase in out-of-service violations compared to last year’s inspection period.

September 9, 2016

Bendix Offers Comprehensive Brake Safety Week Upkeep Tips

In support of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual Brake Safety Week, Bendix is offering upkeep tips for drivers and fleets.

September 8, 2016

Wabco Offers Maintenance Tips Ahead of Brake Safety Week

With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week coming soon, Wabco is offering and Air Disc Brake Maintenance Care Tips Checklist for fleets, drivers and maintenance technicians.

July 26, 2016

CVSA Brake Check Puts 12% Out of Service for Violations

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance held its annual, unannounced brake check day on May 4, inspecting 6,128 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada.

October 29, 2015

OOS Violations Down in 2015 Brake Safety Week

The results are in from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week and out-of-service violations were down compared with last year’s inspection period.

September 3, 2015

Brake Safety Week Starts Sept. 6

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week will run run Sept. 6–12, with participation from law enforcement agencies across North America.

July 21, 2015

Brake Safety Week Set for September

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that this year's Brake Safety Week will take place from Sept. 6 - 12.

May 22, 2015

Commentary: We Can Do Better on Brakes

We've long been aware of the inadequacies of air disc brake training, particularly in the United States.

May 18, 2015

Commentary: The Powder Keg of Brake Slack Adjustment

There’s an epidemic of ignorance out there regarding brake slack adjustment It just won’t go away, might even be getting worse.

February 24, 2015

Commentary: It's All About the Brakes

Everybody talks about the importance of properly operating brakes, but, unfortunately, the talk doesn't always translate into action.

January 5, 2015

Brake Defects Up in CVSA's September Inspection Blitz

Bad components and adjustment caused inspectors to place a higher percentage of trucks out of service during 2014's Brake Safety Week than during the '13 event, says the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

September 5, 2014

Would Your Brakes Pass Inspection?

Out-of-adjustment brakes and other brake system violations make up almost half of the out-of-service roadside inspection violations on commercial vehicles.

August 26, 2014

CVSA Announces Brake Safety Week is Sept. 7-13

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that the Annual Brake Safety Week will run Sept. 7-13.

August 11, 2014

Brake Safety Week Set for September

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has designated September 7 through September 13 as Brake Safety Week, an annual outreach and enforcement campaign designed to improve commercial vehicle brake safety throughout North America.

November 4, 2013

Brake Safety Week Inspection Results Show Lowest Brake System Out-of-Service Rate Yet

This year, participating agencies inspected 20,067 vehicles throughout Brake Safety Week and placed 2,714 commercial vehicles out-of-service for brake violations. The rate for brake violations ties with May 2013 and September 2010 for the lowest OOS rates recorded since similar events began in 1998.

September 10, 2013

Brake Safety Week Is On: Here are Some Tips

Today's Trucking---30,000 brakes will be inspected on trucks across North America this week, and not all will pass. The annual Brake Safety Week held by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will see inspectors taking a closer look at brake systems on your trucks.

September 5, 2013

CVSA’s Brake Safety Week is Sept. 8-14

This week is Brake Safety Week, one of two enforcement and outreach campaigns dedicated to promoting truck and bus brake safety held by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance each year. The unannounced Brake Check is held each spring and Brake Safety Week each fall.

January 29, 2013

CVSA Reports Brake Safety Week Inspection Results

Brake Safety Week in North America was held Sept. 9-15 and is an annual enforcement campaign on commercial vehicle, truck and bus brake system maintenance.

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