How to prepare for CVSA’s Brake Safety Week

CVSA’s annual Operation Airbrake Roadside Inspection Program begins Sept. 6. In advance of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) annual Brake Safety Week inspection campaign, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems offers tips and insight to help fleets, drivers, and technicians prepare for the Sept. 6-12 event.Brake Safety Week – part of CVSA’s Operation Airbrake program – is an annual outreach and enforcement campaign founded in 1998 and designed to improve commercial vehicle safety throughout North America. During Brake Safety Week 2014, teams of CVSA-certified inspectors conducted more than 13,000 brake system inspections on trucks and buses in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.In addition, WABCO Holdings just announced it has joined CVSA to promote brake safety. “WABCO is excited to support the efforts of CVSA and to be an integral part of its initiatives that bring attention to critical commercial vehicle maintenance and regular inspections that impact individual Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) ratings,” said Jon Morrison, WABCO President, Americas. “We look forward to supporting Brake Safety Week to highlight the importance of properly installed and maintained brakes on commercial vehicles that help improve road safety for everyone. As a leader in the development of air disc brakes for commercial vehicles, we are deeply invested in advancing traffic safety through better stopping distances and improving CSA scores for our customers.”
About the Author

Cristina Commendatore

Cristina Commendatore was previously the Editor-in-chief of FleetOwner magazine. She reported on the transportation industry since 2015, covering topics such as business operational challenges, driver and technician shortages, truck safety, and new vehicle technologies. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.

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