Michigan State Police Motor Carriers Readying for Stepped Up Brake Inspections

If your business operates a commercial fleet, or if you regularly have licensed commercial truck drivers on the open roads in Michigan, and across North America for that matter, you might want to get this information into the hands of every driver on the team. The Michigan State Police have announced commencement this month of Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Brake Safety Week.

Michigan State Police motor carrier officers will be conducting inspections at weigh station facilities and rest area locations throughout the state with a focus on braking components. The increased enforcement operation is part of the annual CVSA Brake Safety Week and will take place throughout North America September 16th-through-22nd, 2018.

Captain Michael Krumm is Commander of the Michigan State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. He says, “Braking systems on commercial vehicles are complicated and contain many parts, all of which need constant inspection and attention to ensure proper operation and performance.” Capt. Krumm adds, “In addition to removing unsafe vehicles from the road, this program will help drivers and mechanics to better understand the importance of proper brake inspection, maintenance and operation with the ultimate objective of getting them from Point A to Point B safely and efficiently.”

The goal is to reduce the number of commercial motor vehicle crashes caused by braking system failures. Brake Safety Week data will help identify the rate of brake-related violations, the number of vehicles that have violations, and help identify related technologies that need to be addressed.

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The CVSA is North America’s leading commercial vehicle safety advocacy organization.

Share this message with commercial truck drivers, fleet operators, and others who operate business vehicles on the open roadway to they are aware of the stepped up enforcement and investigations coming their way.