One would hope that all commercial vehicle drivers and companies that use commercial vehicles would be taking appropriate steps to ensure the brakes on the commercial vehicles they are using function properly. Brake problems are one of the things that can lead to serious commercial vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, the recently released results of a big brake check operation seem to indicate that it is relatively common for commercial vehicles out on the roads to have fairly substantial brake problems.
The operation occurred on May 6, 2015 and was part of a brake safety campaign of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. As part of this operation, inspectors conducted "unannounced" brake inspections of commercial vehicles throughout various parts of the U.S. and Canada. Altogether, 6,337 commercial vehicles received brake inspections during the operation. The inspections occurred in 32 different states, provinces and territories. Louisiana was among the U.S. states where inspections were conducted.