Its time to check your brakes!
According to Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, “CVSA”, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, “UDT- FMCSA“, this coming week will be a huge inspection spree that is estimated to check over 30,000 commercial vehicles.
Here come the brake violations,… last year the spree inspected over 13,000+ commercial vehicles and left 2,000+ sited as “Out of Service”. That is almost 15%! If that is any indication of what’s to come, don’t be apart of the 4,500 that they plan on this year.
If you’re not ready, they will be,… here are a few things they are looking for:
- Air Brake Mechanical Components
- Steering Axle
- Push Rod Travel
- Air Pressure
- Indicator Lamps
- Linings/Drums, and Valves
- Air Loss
- Warning Devices
- Tractor Protection Systems
See the full list at CVSA.org – BSW2015
We know, that you know your truck, so be safe and ride with pride!
This Nation wide event happens twice a year, this just happens to be the one that is announced. The “unannounced” version is a non-disclosed day, occurring in the spring.
So be ready and Don’t Let Your Brakes – BREAK YOU!