According to CVSA, 12.3% of vehicles were place OOS this year compared to 16.2% in 2014. The OOS rate for brake adjustment was also lower at 7.7% vs. 10.4% in 2014, and the OOS rate for brake components was 6.9%, dropping from 9.3% in 2014.
Total brake violations in Canada at 9%
Some 18,817 vehicles were inspected across North America with 2,321 placed OOS. The event was held Sept. 6-12, in the U.S. and Canada.
“Brake-related violations comprise the largest percentage of all out-of-service violations cited during roadside inspections,” said Maj. Jay Thompson, CVSA president and a member of the Arkansas Highway Police. “Improperly installed or poorly maintained brake systems can reduce braking capacity and increase stopping distance of large trucks and buses, which poses serious risks to driver and public safety.”
“For everyone’s safety, it’s vital that every vehicle operating on our highways and roads is mechanically sound and properly maintained,” said Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Acting Administrator Scott Darling. “We thank the CVSA members across North America for their longstanding strong partnership, for their professionalism and their dedication toward protecting the motoring public each and every day.”
In Canada, OOS rates for brake adjustment violations came in at 3.7%; for brake component violations it was 6.2% and total brake violations were 9%.
Fleet Owner Staff, October 30, 2015