Faulty brakes put 45 commercial trucks out-of-service

3 years 10 months 2 days ago Thursday, September 18 2014 Sep 18, 2014 Thursday, September 18, 2014 1:56:00 PM CDT September 18, 2014 in News
By: Lowell Thomas, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - A total of 45 trucks were placed out-of-service as part of Brake Safety Awareness Week, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

From September 7-13, the Missouri Highway Patrol Troop D and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance participated in Brake Safety Awareness Week. The week-long event was an educational outreach program to train companies, drivers, and mechanics about proper brake adjustments and air brake system inspections.

84 truck/trailer combinations were checked. 45 trucks were taken off the road, including seven for brakes that were out of adjustment, 19 for faulty brake components, and 19 for other violations.

 

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