Today marks the start of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Allianceâ€™s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week. The week, which runs through Sept. 19, is part of the organizationâ€™s Operation Air Brake Campaign dedicated to improving inspection, compliance, maintenance and performance of commercial-vehicle brakes.
â€śThe American Trucking Assns. (ATA) supports CVSAâ€™s effort to enhance knowledge, regulatory compliance and performance of commercial vehicle braking systems,â€ť said ATA vp Dave Osiecki. â€śThese initiatives help to improve safety on our nationâ€™s highways.â€ť
CVSA inspectors will conduct Level I and Brake-Only inspections as truckstops, weigh stations and other locations throughout North America. They will be joined by brake suppliers and industry partners.
Driver surveys will also be conducted and educational brochures distributed.
â€śBraking systems on commercial vehicles are critical and need consistent attention to ensure proper performance,â€ť said Osiecki. â€śIncreasing educational outreach through these types of initiatives will help drivers and mechanics effectively maintain these vital systems.â€ť