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Brake Safety Week

Thanks, CVSA, for the Positive Spin on Brake Defects

While the headlines might focus on the negative, the positive side of CVSA's Brake Safety Day inspection results show an industry that's made real strides toward safety. Blog commentary by Equipment Editor Jim Park.

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Nearly 1,600 Trucks Hit with Violations on CVSA Brake Safety Day

The results from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s unannounced Brake Safety Day earlier this year show that 1,595 vehicles were placed out of service for brake violations.

Brake Safety Week Set for Sept. 16-22

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that this year’s Brake Safety Week inspection event is set for Sept. 16-22.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.