Thousands of Trucks Pulled During Brake Safety Week

Just over 13 percent of trucks inspected during the 2022 Brake Safety Week were placed out of service, according to newly published data. 

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released its findings from the annual event, which took place Aug. 21-27. Of the 38,117 trucks inspected in North America in that timeframe, 5,059 were found to have critical brake-related violations. 

The specific numbers for the United States tracked with the overall results, with 13.6 percent of the 34,402 inspected vehicles being removed from service. 

That number is a tick higher than the 2021 results, when 12 percent of the 35,764 inspected vehicles in North America were taken out of service. 

Inspectors also found 6,305 “brake hose/tube chafing” violations, according to CVSA.