CVSA Brake Safety Week Scheduled for August 20th – 26th

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will he holding 2023’s Brake Safety Week from August 20th through the 26th. The focus will be on brake lining and pad violations.  

During this week, commercial motor vehicle inspectors will inspect and remove commercial motor vehicles found to have out-of-service brake violations from the roads until they are able to get them fixed. 

From their website: “CVSA’s Operation Airbrake Program is dedicated to improving commercial vehicle brake safety throughout North America. The goal is to reduce the number of highway crashes caused by faulty braking systems on commercial motor vehicles by conducting roadside inspections and educating drivers, mechanics, owner-operators and others on the importance of proper brake inspection, maintenance and operation.” 

Fewer Trucks = Tight Capacity   

In addition to out-of-service orders that take drivers off the road, many commercial operators choose not to drive during the week, which can have a drastic effect on capacity.   

These drivers frequently opt to forgo a week’s worth of work rather than face potential fines that result from a failed brake inspection or other various violations.   

Regardless of the rationale, fewer trucks on the road means limited available options to haul your freight. This can translate into higher costs when booking orders. Customers should also prepare see an increase in transit time for orders and possible service failures.  

Zipline Can Help in Tight Capacity   

Reach out to Zipline today to discuss the steps you need to take to adjust to strained trucking capacity. We can work with your organization to create scheduling, routing, or mode solutions for any foreseeable disruptions and keep your shipments on schedule.    

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