Brake Safety Day 2021 Violations
While some heavy-duty truck drivers may not have noticed that there was a one-day brake inspection blitz this past May, 1,151 vehicles learned about Brake Safety Day the hard way – by being put out of service.
Commercial vehicle inspectors across the U.S. inspected 8,658 vehicles during the event on May 26th and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) President said in a previous statement, “We are sharing the results to call attention to the importance of commercial motor vehicle brake safety.”
Although the U.S. saw a lot of vehicles put out of service for brake-related violations, Canada and Mexico conducted inspections of their own, and the rate of brake-related out of service vehicles for all North America was 12.6%. For the U.S. alone it was 13.3% while Canada had 11.4% and Mexico had 2.9%.