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.