Brake Safety Week Set for September

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that this year's Brake Safety Week will take place from Sept. 6 - 12.

During Brake Safety Week, law enforcement agencies across North America conduct brake system inspections on large trucks and buses to identify out-of-adjustment brakes and brake-system violations. Outreach and educational efforts are carried out by CMV inspectors, participating motor carriers and others.

Brake inspections include inspection of brake-system components to identify loose or missing parts, air or hydraulic fluid leaks, worn linings, pads, drums or rotors and other faulty components. Antilock braking system malfunction indicator lamps are also checked.

Inspectors examine brake components and measure pushrod stroke where applicable. Defective or out-of-adjustment brakes result in the vehicle being placed out of service.

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