CVSA’s 2016 Brake Safety Week is Sept. 11-17

Sep 9, 2016 0 Comments in Uncategorized by

09/09/2016

Reminder of the week:

CVSA’s 2016 Brake Safety Week is Sept. 11-17

During the week of Sept. 11-17, 2016, law enforcement agencies across North America will conduct inspections on large trucks and buses to identify out of adjustment brakes, and brake-system and anti-lock braking system (ABS) violations as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week, an annual outreach and enforcement campaign designed to improve commercial motor vehicle (CMV) brake safety throughout North America.

Properly functioning brake systems are crucial to safe CMV operation. CMV brakes are designed to hold up under tough conditions, but they must be routinely inspected and maintained carefully and consistently so they operate and perform properly throughout the vehicle’s life. Improperly installed or poorly maintained brake systems can reduce braking efficiency and increase the stopping distance of trucks and buses, posing serious risks to driver and public safety. ABS systems help the vehicle, and thus the driver, maintain control in certain situations, which reduces the risk of some types of crashes.

Brake-related violations comprised the largest percentage (representing 43 percent) of all out-of-service violations cited during Operation Airbrake’s companion International Road check campaign in 2015, which focused on inspections of both vehicles and drivers.

Please Note

Safety Meeting- Chicago Terminal

Saturday September 10, 2016

Georgios Banquets, Comfort Inn & Conference Centre

8800 West 159th Street

Orland Park, IL, 60462

Times:

9:30 am Breakfast Service

10:00 am Meeting Begins

Thank You! BE SAFE OUT THERE! 

Klemens Kuqi 

Compliance Manager