In August, the CVSA conducted 18,875 commercial motor vehicle inspections for Brake Safety Week. The results are telling.
This year’s emphasis was on brake lining and pad compliance. Inspectors made a careful evaluation of the following defects:
- Missing or contaminated parts
- Air leaks
- Air brake depressurizing
- Spring brake malfunctions
- …and more.
After a week of inspections and collecting data, the CVSA found the following:
CVSA Brake Check Results 2023
- Of the 18,875 carriers surveyed, 87.4% had no brake-related, out-of-service violations.
- 6% were discovered to have brake-related out-of-service violations.
- 2,375 carriers were sidelined for significant violations.
- Of those placed out of service, 12.4% had steering axle violations, 47.5% had stand-alone violations, and 58.7% had greater than 20% defective brake criterion.
As compared to 2022, there was an overall .7% decrease in out-of-service violations.
Violations came in several forms.
Image courtesy of cvsa.org.
The results from the initiative can serve as a cautionary tale for haulers: whether by enforcement or by tragedy, defective breaks can bring your route to a screeching halt.
Interested to know if you would have passed? Check out our guide to the CVSA Brake Stop here.
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