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Commercial vehicles inspected for brake violations

On May 6, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance inspectors checked the brakes on commercial vehicles in Florida as part of an unannounced inspection spree. Over 50,000 wheel ends on a total of 6,337 commercial vehicles in the U.S. and Canada were inspected during the daylong event. The CVSA put 14.2 percent of the inspected vehicles out of service for some type of brake violation.

The unannounced brake inspections were part of a CVSA program called Operation Airbrake. Another Operation Airbrake event is scheduled to take place in September and last for one week. When the one-day event was held last year, 15.2 percent of all vehicles that were checked were put out of service for a brake violation. This year, 7.7 percent of commercial vehicles that were inspected had a brake component violation compared to 8.5 percent last year. Roughly 9 percent of the inspected vehicles this year had a brake adjustment violation compared to 9.5 percent in 2014.

According to the CVSA, inspectors found that brakes with manual adjusters were more likely to need an adjustment than brakes with a self-adjusting system. In the U.S., all commercial vehicles manufactured after Oct. 20, 1994 with air brakes are required to have self-adjusting brakes with automatic slack adjusters.

Brake problems can be a major factor in some truck accidents. A person who has been injured in such an accident may want to have a lawyer to determine if there were any brake violations involved. If the trucking company failed to properly adjust or maintain the brakes on the vehicle, it could be held financially responsible for the resulting damages.

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