August 20-26 2023
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) scheduled the Brake Safety Week for August 20-26 with a major focus on brake lining/pad violations. CVSA will be stressing the importance braking systems and removing any vehicles they deem unsafe from the road via roadside inspections. Due to this, be aware that you may be stopped more this week than any other time of the year. Any inspections resulting in a violation will affect a carrier’s CSA rating.
Directly from the CVSA they will be:
2022 – 38,117 inspections with a total of 13.3% placed out of service for brake-related critical violations
2021 – 35,764 inspections with a total of 12% placed out of service for brake-related critical violations
2020 – 43,565 inspections with a total of 12% placed out of service for brake-related critical violations