Operation Airbrake Inspection Procedure

Inspection Items Driver’s license Registration Low air warning device Pushrod travel (adjustment) Brake linings/drums Air loss rate (if leak detected) Tractor protection system Operation Air Brake Inspection Procedure Step 1: Choose the inspection site Step 2: Safety considerations Step 3: Check air brake mechanical components Step 4: Check steering axle air brake mechanical components Step […]

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Operation Airbrake

Operation Airbrake is a comprehensive program dedicated to improving commercial vehicle brake safety throughout North America. The goal is to reduce the number of highway crashes caused by faulty braking systems on commercial motor vehicles by conducting roadside inspections and educating drivers, mechanics, owner-operators and others on the importance of proper brake inspection, maintenance and […]

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It’s Brake Safety Week

Throughout the week, law enforcement personnel will conduct roadside safety inspections to identify commercial motor vehicles with brake violations. Vehicles discovered to have critical brake violations, or other critical vehicle inspection item conditions, as outlined in the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria, will be removed from roadways until those violations are corrected. […]

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Brake Safety Week is Set for Aug. 23-29

Enforcement officials will inspect commercial motor vehicles throughout the week and vehicles found to have critical out-of-service brake violations, or other critical vehicle out-of-service inspection item violations, will be restricted from traveling until those violations are corrected. […]

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13.5% of CMVs Inspected During 2019 Brake Safety Week Were Removed from Roadways for Brake-Related Violations

From Sept. 15-21, 2019, inspectors conducted 34,320 commercial motor vehicle inspections as part of Brake Safety Week and placed 4,626 vehicles out of service after critical brake-related conditions were identified during roadside inspections. The majority of commercial motor vehicles inspected (86.5%) did not have any critical brake-related inspection item violations. […]

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Nearly 800 People Attend CVSA’s 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition

CVSA held its annual conference, providing the opportunity for government officials, law enforcement personnel and industry members to work together to address the topics and issues affecting the commercial motor vehicle community in an effort to improve commercial motor vehicle inspections, enforcement and safety throughout North America […]

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