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More than 500 commercial vehicles ordered off the road during surprise one day brake blitz


Officials sidelined hundreds of commercial vehicles during a surprise one day brake blitz that took place throughout North America.

An annual unannounced single day brake safety enforcement effort called Brake Safety Day recently took place in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, according to a June 10 announcement from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA).

The CVSA did not provide the date for the surprise brake blitz, but they did share results gathered by inspectors during the one day effort.

Brake Safety Day Results

Here are some key takeaways from the surprise CMV brake blitz:

  • A total of 4,898 commercial vehicle inspections were conducted
  • The area of emphasis was brake lining/pad issues
  • 4,328 commercial motor vehicles did not have any brake-related out-of-service violations
  • Of inspected commercial vehicles, 570 were placed out-of-service for brake-related critical inspection item vehicle violations
  • 330 commercial motor vehicles were discovered to have 20% brake violations; meaning 20% or more of the vehicle’s (or combination of vehicles) service brakes had an out-of-service condition resulting in a defective brake
  • 73 commercial motor vehicles had steering-related brake violations – 12.8% of all brake-related out-of-service violations.

Brake Safety Week Ahead In Late August

Brake Safety Day is in the books for this year, but the CVSA Brake Safety Week blitz is scheduled for August 25 — 31 throughout North America.


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