The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has released the results from its most recent brake safety initiative, which took place from Sept. 16-22. The agency inspected over 35,000 vehicles and focused on vehicles and trailers that require anti-lock brake systems (ABSs). According to the FMCSA, faulty brakes were the second most common violation during vehicle inspections in 2017.
Here are some key findings from the safety inspections:
- 14.1 percent of all trucks inspected had brake-related violations. That’s just slightly higher than the 14 percent of vehicles with violations in last year’s one-day brake safety initiative.
- Inspectors placed nearly 5,000 vehicles out of service for severe violations.
- 26,143 air-braked power units required ABSs, but 2,176 had violations.
- 17,857 trailers needed ABSs, but inspectors found violations in 2,224.
Trucks’ brake systems have to quickly stop large payloads and require regular maintenance to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. Call 708-845-3000 today to request our preventive maintenance guide and toolkit to ensure your fleet is always in good order.
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