The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recently scheduled this year’s Brake Safety Week for August 21-27, 2022. This annual event aims to emphasize the importance of ensuring sufficient brake systems in commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Specifically, the event highlights the role that brake maintenance and efficiency plays in reducing brake-related CMV accidents on the road.
The focus of this year’s event is brake hoses and tubing. During this week-long initiative, certified vehicle inspectors will review CMVs using the CVSA’s North American out-of-service criteria and remove any CMVs with brake-related violations from the roadways. Conducting these inspections, identifying brake-related violations, and placing unsafe CMVs out of service is important because:
The CVSA consistently schedules Brake Safety Week in August, in conjunction with Brake Safety Awareness Month. The announcement of the event takes place in advance to allow time for motor carriers, commercial drivers, and mechanics to assess and service their vehicles—thus ensuring their CMVs (especially their brake systems) are in safe working condition while out on the roadways.
At the conclusion of Brake Safety Week, inspectors will combine all the data they collected and submit the results to the CVSA. The CVSA will then report its findings later in the year.
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