December 22, 2008
Alberta’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Branch (CVEB) Thermal Imaging Unit in its first full year of operation scanned approximately 22,000 commercial vehicles, singling out 1,000 for closer inspection. Of those almost 90 % had to be taken off the road for immediate servicing. Read the OHS Canada article.
Brakes comprised the largest percentage, about 52.5 percent, of Out-of-Service Violations (OOSVs) cited in roadside inspections conducted during Roadcheck 2008. Nearly nine percent of all brakes equipped with manual slack adjusters and four percent of all brakes equipped with automatic slack adjusters are placed out of service. Read the CVSA Guardian article.