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4,600+ Trucks Put Out-of-Service During Brake Safety Week, September 2019

Updated: Mar 13

Out of the 34,320 trucks that were inspected in September, 4,626 were put out-of-service for brake-related problems - that's 13.5%.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual Brake Safety Week took place from September 15-21 in 60 jurisdictions across the United States and Canada. 31,864 roadside inspections were conducted in 49 jurisdictions in the U.S., which places 4,344 trucks out of service for brake-related violations. 11 jurisdictions in Canada conducted 2,456 roadside inspections, putting 282 trucks out of service.

During the inspections, inspectors found:

  • 2,567 unites had chafed rubber hose violations

  • 1,347 unites had chafed thermoplastic hose violations

  • 2,704 violations of § 393.45 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and Canadian equivalent violations included chafed rubber hoses.

  • 1,683 violations of § 393.45 of the FMCSRs and Canadian equivalent violations that included kinked thermoplastic hoses

Brake Safety Week is part of the Operation Airbrake Program, a program dedicated to improving commercial vehicle brake safety throughout North America, sponsored by CVSA in partnership with the FMCSA and Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators.

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