Brake Safety Week 2020 is upon us. Commercial motor vehicle safety inspectors prioritize vehicle and driver safety by conducting inspections every day. “Safety is always our top priority and it’s our mission to ensure the vehicles on our roadways have met all safety standards and regulations. This is especially important as we rally behind truck drivers as they transport essential goods during this public health crisis. We need to do everything we can to ensure that the vehicles truck drivers are driving are as safe as possible,” said CVSA President Sgt. John Samis with the Delaware State Police.
Brake Safety Week will take place from August 23rd - 29th.
Checking brake systems is always part of the roadside inspection process, but this week especially, enforcement officials will be paying extra attention. They will be looking closely at brake hoses/tubing. They need drivers to understand how important those parts are to your truck’s mechanical fitness and safety.
CVSA reported that during last year’s International Roadcheck inspection and enforcement initiative, brake system and brake adjustment violations accounted for 45.1% of all out-of-service conditions. During 2019 Brake Safety Week, 13.5% of the commercial motor vehicles inspected were removed from the roadways with brake-related violations.
Drivers should always be inspecting their brake systems. The month of August is Brake Safety Awareness month and throughout the month the CVSA will be educating drivers, motor carriers, mechanics and others about brake maintenance and operation.
Properly functioning brakes are crucial to safe commercial vehicle operation. Since the program started in 1998 over 3.4 million brakes have been inspected. Continue to check your brakes and educate yourself on the importance of brake safety.
At Dillon Logistics, we are serious about safety. Thank you to our drivers for their excellence on the road!
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