This year’s Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Aug. 22-28, 2021. During Brake Safety Week. “Commercial motor vehicle inspectors emphasize the importance of brake systems by conducting inspections and removing commercial motor vehicles found to have brake-related out-of-service violations from our roadways. At the same time, many motor carriers work to educate their drivers and maintenance service providers on the importance of brake system safety”, says the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA).
Jeremiah Hanna, our Transportation Manager for Greene Transport Company says, “Equipment maintenance is imperative in the trucking industry. It literally can cost you your life or save it! The DOT is running random inspections specifically on braking systems because, they have found a trend over the last year of trucks having braking system deficiencies. All of us at Greene Transport Company consider our operators to be professionals. Professionals take the time to inspect their equipment pre and post trip. Professionals make the time to resolve any deficiencies that may arise and they respect the road and the people in personal vehicles driving along side of them. I will always stress equipment maintenance and safety to anyone in the transportation industry because it can and will save your life or the person next you.”
According to the CVSA website, throughout the week, inspectors will conduct North American Standard Inspections of commercial motor vehicles, focusing on the vehicle’s brake systems and components. In addition, inspectors will compile data on brake hoses/tubing, the focus area for this year’s Brake Safety Week, to submit to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). CVSA will report its findings later this year.
To find out how to pass the brake safety week, JGLC found great resources for you to use. Check out the CVSA website for brake safety campaigns and this link -> HOW TO PASS 2021 CVSA BRAKE SAFETY WEEK SET FOR AUGUST 22-28 by Luke Kibby.
It is very important that Commercial Motor Vehicles always meet the safety requirements for their vehicles. Drive safe.