CVSA Brake Safety Week 2009 set for Sept. 13-19

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will conduct Brake Safety Week, Sept. 13-19, as part of its Operation Air Brake Campaign dedicated to improving inspection, compliance, maintenance and performance of commercial vehicle brakes throughout North America.

Throughout the week, CVSA-certified inspectors, brake suppliers and industry partners will conduct enforcement and education activities with drivers and mechanics at truckstops, weigh stations and other locations. CVSA-certified officers will conduct Level I and Brake-Only inspections, and will deploy performance-based brake testers at a number of inspection locations. In addition, CVSA officers will administer driver surveys and distribute educational brochures.

“ATA supports CVSA’s effort to enhance knowledge, regulatory compliance and performance of commercial vehicle braking systems,” says Dave Osiecki, vice president of the American Trucking Associations. “These initiatives help to improve safety on our nation’s highways. Braking systems on commercial vehicles are critical and need consistent attention to ensure proper performance. Increasing educational outreach through these types of initiatives will help drivers and mechanics effectively maintain these vital systems.”