The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced its annual Brake Safety Week will proceed as scheduled on August 23-29. Inspectors will be looking for critical out-of service brake violations along with other OOS violations.
Brake hoses/tubing must be properly attached, undamaged, without leaks, and appropriately flexible. Vehicles that do not pass will be restricted from traveling until those violations are corrected. Vehicles that pass eligible inspections may receive a passed-inspection CVSA decal.
In addition to CVSA's Brake Safety Week, August is also Brake Safety Awareness Month. Along with inspections, law enforcement agencies also engage in outreach and awareness efforts to educate drivers, motor carriers, mechanics, owner-operators and others on the importance of proper brake maintenance, operation and performance.
To read more about this go to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance website.