The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has released the results of an unannounced brake safety enforcement effort that took place in April.

This year, the CVSA’s unannounced Brake Safety Day took place on April 27 in the U.S. and Canada.

During the single day effort, a total of 9,132 inspections were conducted.

A total of 1,290 of the 9,132 inspections resulted in out of service orders due to critical brake-related safety violations. This is a 14.1% out of service rate for brake-related violations.

Country# of Participating Jurisdictions# of Inspections# Brake-Related OOS % Brake-Related OOS 
Canada63826216.2%
U.S.408,7501,22814.0%
Combined469,1321,29014.1%

As part of Brake Safety Day, inspectors compiled and reported brake hose/tubing violation statistics. The CVSA says that 1,534 brake hose/tubing violations were discovered.

Brake Safety Week is scheduled for August 21 — 27, 2022. During this campaign, commercial motor vehicle inspectors conduct brake system inspections on large trucks and buses throughout North America to identify brake-system violations.

Brake Safety Day and Brake Safety Week are part of CVSA’s Operation Airbrake program in partnership with the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, and Mexico’s Ministry of Communications and the National Guard.

The CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week is also ahead for truckers, taking place on July 10 — 16, 2022. During this enforcement effort, officers throughout North America are on the lookout for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in risky driving behaviors.

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