August 25, 2022
Are Your Brakes Ready for CVSA's Brake Safety Week? [Video]
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance conducts two major brake inspection initiatives each year, and year over year, the brake defect out-of-service rate remains about the same. Why aren’t we making progress in bringing that rate down?
Will Schaefer is the director of safety programs at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, and he has some thoughts on why the OOS rate isn’t improving. It’s got little to do with the brakes themselves. Schaefer and HDT’s Jim Park dig into some of the reasons behind the seemingly immovable brake defect out-of-service rate, including:
- cursory equipment inspections.
- technicians that don’t understand the brake safety regulations.
- poor driver training related to equipment inspections.
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⏱ Timestamps & Topics
01:56 What is Brake Safety Week all about?
03:09 How does CVSA pick of the focus area of Brake Safety Week?
04:26 Statistics on the types of brake violations
05:35 Photos of brake violations
06:33 Why do out of service rates constantly hover around 20-30%?
10:09 Why aren't drivers and fleet technicians catching brake issues?
12:13 What can drivers do to up their brake inspection game?
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