Fellow drivers, let’s face it; it’s that time of the year again – Operation Airbrake. This year’s annual brake safety week is upon us. Operation Airbrake is coming to the United States early this fall. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) issues the inspection. It is determines whether or not your vehicle is Out of Service (OOS).
Operation Airbrake is an international truck and bus safety campaign. The goal is to improve brake safety all throughout northern America. The primary operation of brake safety week is preventing highway wrecks from faulty brake systems. It educates drivers, mechanics, and all others on the importance of brake inspections, maintenance, and operation.
According to CVSA, we’re looking at “brake-system components to identify loose or missing parts, air or hydraulic fluid leaks, worn linings, pads, drums or rotors, and other faulty brake-system components.” So, in short, a full brake inspection can be expected, plus a little more.
- Last year saw nearly 13,000 trucks inspected
- 1,355 (10.8%) were marked as OOS because of brake adjustments
- 1,244 (9.5%) OOS for brake components
- 2,083 (16.6%) OOS for brakes
- 1,658 OOS for other items
- A total of 6,340 trucks came out of service
Avoid any sort of service interruption. Have your vehicle checked with a local inspector. Have any possible violations fixed. This is the best way to avoid any sort of problems that should occur September 6th – 12th.
Truck-N-Trailer offers inspections, such as DOT expectations, for a lower price compared to other inspectors. For details about our prices give us a call at 405-912-5800.
Get details about how driver prepare for the next brake blitz here.