Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is providing tips to help fleets, drivers and technicians prepare for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance annual Brake Safety Week inspection campaign.
Brake Safety Week is part of CVSA’s Operation Airbrake program and will occur Sept. 6-12.
In preparation for Brake Safety Week, Bendix suggests knowing the vehicle systems’ blinking light fault codes and how to address them as well as conducing pre-trip visual inspections of the vehicle. Fleets operating vehicles with automatic slack adjusters (ASAs) should remember not to manually adjust the ASA if the brake is beyond the stroke limit, or drivers could face fines if 25% of a truck’s wheel-ends are out of adjustment, Bendix said.
“It’s crucial to support even the best designed and most effective safety systems on the road with diligent, year-round upkeep and training,” said 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.”
Bendix also provides information on Operation Airbrake procedures and what to expect on inspection day. For Bendix’s complete recommendations on how to prepare for Brake Safety Week, click here.