CVSA Brake Safety Week is Here! Your Complete Survival Guide

Here's what you need to know about the CVSA Brake Safety Week!

CVSA Brake Safety Week is this week! It runs from August 20-26, 2023.

Brake Safety Week is a weeklong effort to enforce and spread awareness about the importance of brake system truck maintenance.

Be sure that your commercial truck maintenance is taken care of because tons of CVSA inspections will be taking place across the country.

If you’re not sure what’s included in truck maintenance for CVSA Brake Safety Week, ExpressTruckTax has put together a complete guide for CVSA 2023.

CVSA 2023 Inspections

Here’s what inspectors will be looking for, per the CVSA:

  • Check for missing, non-functioning, loose or cracked parts.
  • Check for contaminated, worn, cracked and missing linings or pads.
  • Check for S-cam flipover.
  • Listen for audible air leaks around brake components and lines.
  • Check that slack adjusters are the same length (from center of S-cam to center of clevis pin) and the air chambers on each axle are the same size.
  • Ensure the brake system maintains air pressure between 90-100 psi (620-690 kPa) and measure pushrod travel.
  • Inspect for non-manufactured holes (e.g., rust holes, holes created by rubbing or friction, etc.) and broken springs in the spring brake housing section of the parking brake.
  • Inspect required brake system warning devices, such as anti-lock braking system (ABS) malfunction lamp(s) and low air-pressure warning devices.
  • Inspect the tractor protection system, including the bleedback system on the trailer.
  • Ensure the breakaway system is operable on the trailer.

CVSA Resources

To make staying in the know easy, here is a compiled list of resources from the CVSA!

Don’t Forget Your Form 2290

The 2023 Form 2290 deadline is coming up on August 31! While you’re prepping your brakes, don’t forget to file Form 2290 with and avoid IRS penalties!


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