Commercial vehicle inspectors took 1,290 CMVs, or 14.1% of those inspected, out of service with critical brake-related violations on a special unannounced brake safety day operation conducted April 27, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced June 22.
A total of 9,132 CMVs were inspected during the one-day inspection and enforcement initiative in the U.S. and Canada.
In addition, 1,534 brake hose/tubing violations were recorded by inspectors.
Vehicle maintenance is the key to safety on the highway. It's a year-round thing not just when the inspection programs are announced. Lloyd Hair will be presenting at our next Safety Management Council meeting in September. Lloyd was Director of Maintenance at Keen Transport in Carlisle, PA for 50 years.
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