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  1. Prepare For Brake Safety Week 2022

    Prepare For Brake Safety Week 2022

    Operation Airbrake Is Around the Corner

    Approximately 30 percent of large truck accidents are due to brake failure. “Poorly maintained brake systems can reduce the braking capacity and stopping distance of large trucks and motorcoaches, which poses a serious risk to driver and public safety,” said CVSA President Capt. John Broers with the South Dakota Highway Patrol. “In those split-second emergency situations, the proper functionality of the brake systems on large commercial motor vehicles is crucial.” To reduce the number of road violations and accidents involving heavy-duty trucks, the CVSA is ramping up for their next scheduled Brake Safety Week taking place from August 21-27, 2022. Here is what truckers will need to know about the 2022 Brake Safety Week.

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  2. What Is Wheel Bearing End Play

    Wheel Bearing End Play Explained

    Here’s Why You Should Care.

    Wheel separation may sound like something from the Final Destination films, but it is a real thing – and a real problem for truckers. Wheel-offs is one of the most common causes of wheel accidents by big rigs that could be easily avoided if truckers would perform routine maintenance work on their wheel end systems. In this blog post, we will discuss pre-load settings vs. end play. Let’s get started.

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  3. CVSA Announces 2022 Roadcheck Inspection Dates

    2022 Roadcheck Inspection Information

    Get Ready for Roadcheck Inspections

    International Roadcheck is an annual commercial vehicle initiative set forward by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. The goal of the inspection program is to make sure truck drivers are up to date with maintenance work on their trucks for the safety of the drivers and motor vehicles around them by focusing on one category of truck parts each year.

    This 72-hour event in Mexico, Canada and the United States will run from March 17-19, 2022 and will focus on wheel ends. Here’s what truckers need to know.

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  4. 5 Steps to Prepare for a Safety Inspection

    Safety Blitz Inspections Are Here To Stay

    To some people, the month of June signifies the beginning of summer. But to those of us in the commercial vehicle industry, the coming of June also means the coming of inspections and surprise safety blitzes.

    Every year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) does their due diligence by having commercial vehicle inspections. This ensures that commercial vehicles on the road are being safely operated. Some inspections are planned and give fleet owners and managers time to prepare, such as the International Roadcheck throughout North America, which typically happens in June. This signifies a 72-hour period where commercial vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions across the country perform inspections on trucks and drivers.

    However, some inspections are unannounced, such as the CVSA’s surprise Brake Safety Inspection Initiative in May 2019. This safety blitz results in over 1,600 commercial vehicles being removed from s

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