Source: Bendix announcement
ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix (Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC) continues to stress that Inspection and enforcement programs like Brake Safety Week repeatedly demonstrate the significant value of regular brake system maintenance for all fleets.
Last September, during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA’s) 2019 Brake Safety Week event, it was reported that 13.5 percent of the commercial vehicles inspected were removed from roadways because of brake maintenance-related violations.
And, during CVSA’s three-day International Roadcheck inspection event in June 2019, braking system and adjustment issues accounted for 45 percent of the more than 16,000 out-of-service violations – more than any other category inspected.
Brake Safety Week on Schedule for August 23-29
So, as the industry plans for Brake Safety Week 2020, set for Aug. 23-29, Bendix is committed to helping fleets and owner-operators get prepared for this annual commercial vehicle safety initiative with tips, guidance, and recommendations.
The annual event, part of the CVSA’s Operation Airbrake initiative, is an outreach and enforcement campaign. According to CVSA, the program aims to reduce the number of highway crashes caused by faulty brake systems on commercial motor vehicles.
A major part of this event involves inspection and enforcement efforts, whereby local, state, provincial, territorial, and federal motor carrier safety officials in the United States and Canada inspect large trucks and buses, focusing on brake system violations.
Bendix, the North American leader in the development and manufacture of active safety, air management, and braking system technologies for commercial vehicles, supports the CVSA’s goals to improve vehicle safety throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
“Preparing for inspection periods like Brake Safety Week is critically important for drivers, fleets, and owner-operators, for several reasons,” said Fred Andersky, Bendix director – demos, sales & service training. “These preparations certainly help drivers and fleets avoid non-compliance penalties and out-of-service time. But even more important is that they also help ensure dependable brake system performance every moment that commercial vehicles are on the road.
“And, not to be overlooked, that performance is also essential to advanced safety technologies like full stability and collision mitigation, which require brakes working optimally to function at their best.”
Bendix’s further information on preparing for this year’s Brake Safety Week program can be viewed by clicking HERE.