According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Brake Safety Week will be held from August 22 to August 28 as planned (CVSA). As part of the inspection, enforcement officers will look for critical out-of-service brake violations as well as other out-of-service violations. The findings, which will be released later this year, will include information on chafing air brake hose/tubing violations, which are the subject of this year's Brake Safety Week.
“Although inspection of a vehicle’s brake system and its components is always part of the roadside inspection process, Brake Safety Week aims to highlight the importance of brake systems and proper brake maintenance, operation, and performance,” said CVSA president John Samis.
CVSA-certified inspectors will conduct North American Standard Level I and V inspections throughout Brake Safety Week. The inspector will do the following when inspecting the brake system and its components:
Inspectors may check cargo securement, coupling devices, driveline/driveshaft components, driver's seat (missing), exhaust systems, frames, fuel systems, lighting devices, steering mechanisms, suspensions, tires, van and open-top trailer bodies, wheels, rims, and hubs, windshield wipers, and other items in addition to brake systems.
What you do in the shop and during pre-trip walkarounds—looking at every aspect of your vehicle—can make an important difference on the road and during a brake system inspection, simply by catching brake-related issues before they become problems.
During a Level I or V Inspection, if no critical vehicle inspection item violations are discovered, the vehicle is eligible for a CVSA decal. Vehicles with critical vehicle inspection item violations, on the other hand, maybe placed out of service if the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria are met. Before the vehicle may move further, the violations must be corrected.