Helpful tips for upcoming Brake Safety Week

In advance of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) annual Brake Safety Week inspection campaign (Sept. 6-12), Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC is offering tips and insight to help fleets, drivers, and technicians prepare for the upcoming event.

Bendix says it aims to help improve highway safety by sharing information and training that keep vehicles performing to standards and operating safely.

Brake Safety Week – part of CVSA’s Operation Airbrake program – is an annual outreach and enforcement campaign founded in 1998 and designed to improve commercial vehicle safety throughout North America. During Brake Safety Week 2014, teams of CVSA-certified inspectors conducted more than 13,000 brake system inspections on trucks and buses in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

“It’s crucial to support even the best designed and most effective safety systems on the road with diligent, year-round upkeep and training,” says Fred Andersky, Bendix director of government and industry affairs. “We share CVSA’s commitment to improving roadway safety by emphasizing regular maintenance, pre-trip inspections, and technician education, all of which contribute to safer vehicles.”

For advice from Bendix on vehicle inspection preparation, please CLICK HERE.

For advice from Bendix on managing inspection day, please CLICK HERE.

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