Tips to get through Break safety week 2020: In the annual CVSA review blitz during Aug. 23-29 in the U.Sand Canada, Bendix offers tips ton brake system hoses and tubing. It will help fleets and drivers.
In the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA’s) Brake Safety Week event September 2020, people comprised of the safety of commercial vehicle braking systems. As per the statics, 13.5% of the commercial vehicles are removed from roads because of the violations of Brake safety measures.
On June 2019, CVSA’s three-day International Roadcheck inspection 45% of the more than 16,000 out-of-service violations related to the braking system
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC committed help to owners and fleets on annual vehicle safety measures and tips. Bendix shares all recommendations in the event of Break safety week 2020.
The main aim of the CVSA program is to reduce the number of highway crashes caused by faulty brake systems on commercial motor vehicles. A major part of this event is the federal motor carrier safety officials in the U.S. and Canada inspect large trucks and buses, focusing on brake system violations. Bendix supports the goals of CVSA to improve the technologies for the braking system and safety activities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Fred Andersky, Bendix director says “Preparing for inspection periods like Brake Safety Week is critically important for drivers, fleets, and owner-operators”. This will help drivers and fleets to avoid the penalties and also help ensure dependable brake system performance at every moment.
How to prepare for Brake Safety Week?
These break safety weeks significantly notice the importance of brake system maintenance. As per the inspections conducted during last year’s Brake Safety Week in 34,320 inspects led 4,626 vehicles approximately 13.5% of the commercial motor vehicles removed from service because of brake system violations.
In this year also, inspectors again conducted Brake Safety Week and highlighting the Importance of brake hoses, tubing, and overall vehicle mechanical fitness and safety. As per the FMCSA statics 2020, more than 34,000 inspection violations.
Brian Screeton, Bendix supervisor in the session of technical service training. He says the importance of Brake hoses and tubing. These two components are important to the entire braking system.
Other pre-trip and preventive maintenance items directly related to Brake Safety Week inspections include:
- Daily visual checks for damaged or loose-hanging air chambers, pushrods, or slack adjusters.
- Weekly checks of air disc brake rotors for cracks and drum brakes for wear cracked linings.
- Monthly checks for moisture in the air system.
- Regular greasing of S-cam brake tubes and automatic slack adjusters to prevent rust and corrosion
The importance of brake adjustments
Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake director of marketing and customer solutions, MR.KeithComsey says checking the distance from air chambers to the clevis pin with the brakes released, and again after a fully charged brake application.
The team of technical support from The Bendix was developed an infographic to note differing maintenance needs of air disc and drum brakes.
North American Standard Level IV Inspections were primarily conducted on large trucks and buses During the brake safety week. These examinations are normally made in support of a study to identify out-of-adjustment brakes and brake-system violations.
Long-term measures for brake system performance
During this process fleets and owner-operators are focusing on long term actions to support properly maintaining braking systems and related technologies.
If you want to replaces linings to perform better but sometimes these choices may lead to cracks, missing pieces, or degradation. This can lead to violations.
It is important to choose the original OEM-engineered shape over those. Even normal brake usage affects the shape of a shoe. Bendix advises using an oil-coalescing air dryer cartridge like the Bendix PuraGuard.
Andersky said, Bendix, has committed to supports the commercial vehicle to run smoothly on roads. Our safety systems are more advanced and effective.
Bendix always committed to giving vehicle ownerships at lower costs. We mainly focusing on industry technical leadership and portfolio technology developments.
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