North American truck safety inspectors announced a special campaign to examine the brake systems of commercial vehicles during the week of Sept. 6-12.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, which represents law enforcement in the United States, Canada and Mexico, said July 21 that Brake Safety Week is an annual event for the truck and bus inspectors. The focus of the inspections will be out-of-adjustment brakes and brake-system violations.
Brake-related violations made up 46.2% of all out-of-service violations cited during International Roadcheck in 2014. There were more brake citations than any other single category, CVSA said.