Brake Safety Week 2022

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Brake Safety Week will be from August 21 – 27, 2022. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be conducting inspections across North America, focusing specifically on brake hose/tube chafing violations.

While we recommend that you regularly inspect your braking system to ensure that it's functioning properly, here are some tips from the CVSA to prepare for Brake Safety Week 2022:

  1. Inspect brake hoses and tubing during pre-trip and post-trip inspections.
  2. Report any brake issues in your driver vehicle inspection reports.
  3. Look for brake hoses that rub or rest against the tires, frame, steering, suspension, brakes or other components.
  4. Watch out for kinked or improperly repaired brake hoses.
  5. Listen for air leaks. If you hear one, find the location of the leak and repair it before leaving.
  6. Don’t let air lines hang down or touch the tractor deck or frame.
  7. If you see air hoses or tubing that rub or rest against other components, check for abrasion wear, and protect, secure or move the hose to prevent wear.
  8. Look for brake hose/tubing chafing. If chafing reduces the diameter of a hose, or if the secondary white color is visible in a thermoplastic hose, it’s an OOS violation. Replace the hose immediately.
  9. Watch for worn brake hoses. If a hose is worn so that the reinforcement play is cut or abraded, it’s an OOS violation. Replace the hose immediately.
  10. Make sure all repairs meet manufacturer's requirements and guidelines.

Brake systems that are properly maintained can save lives and prevent unforeseen failures. Please do your part to ensure that your brakes are in good working order for Brake Safety Week and all year long.

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