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Brake safety is critical every day your truck hits the road, but the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) focuses on brake inspections twice a year as part of its Operation Airbrake program. Operation Airbrake is a comprehensive program dedicated to improving commercial vehicle brake safety throughout North America.
- Brake Safety Week, August 23-29, 2020
- A one-day brake safety enforcement initiative will be held on an unannounced date during the 2020 calendar year
During both initiatives, inspectors will conduct brake system inspections (primarily Level IV Inspections) on large trucks and buses throughout North America to identify out-of-adjustment brakes and brake-system violations. Trucks and buses with poorly maintained and improperly installed brakes and brake systems pose a serious risk to drivers and public safety.
Did you know that half of all out-of-service violations issued for commercial motor vehicles on the road are for out-of-adjustment brakes and brake-system violations?
These out-of-service violations can be easily avoided by maintaining a comprehensive preventative maintenance schedule. Delaying what can be a $25 brake job isn’t worth costing your fleet:
- Average miles traveled per hour: 50 miles
- Average revenue per mile: $2.00
- Average revenue per hour: $100.00
A truck is typically out-of-service for 4 hours due to brake violations, which adds up to $400 per truck! Brake related downtime overall, has an $83M impact on the trucking industry*. Road Choice® is here to help make sure you don’t lose out on valuable revenue. We offer an extensive line of brake parts, including a full-line of air disc brake parts and brake shoe kit, drums, and chambers which are all among the top five brake components that are cited for out-of-service violations. These are high-quality brake parts and covered under a minimum one-year warranty to give you confidence on the road.
Download our Brake Inspection Field Guide to keep as a handy reminder of the brake parts that are commonly in violation.
*Based on 2019 Analysis & Information from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.