Brake Safety Week MHC Kenworth

Preparing for Brake Safety Week


The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will hold its annual Brake Safety Week Sept. 11-17, 2016. Law enforcement across the United States will conduct inspections on large trucks and buses to identify out-of-adjustment brakes, brake systems and anti-lock braking system (ABS) violations as part of the program.

According to CVSA, brake-related violations made up the largest percent of all out-of-service violations cited during International RoadCheck in 2015. Inspections conducted during Brake Safety Week include:

  • Loose or missing parts
  • Air or hydraulic fluid leaks
  • Worn linings
  • Pads
  • Drums
  • Rotors
  • ABS malfunction indicator lamps

Inspectors will inspect brake components and measure push rod stroke wherever applicable. Defective or out-of-adjustment brakes will result in the vehicle being placed out of service.

For more information on Brake Safety Week and the CVSA, visit their website.

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