The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) brake safety week started Sunday, August 23rd. During this week, officials will conduct roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles throughout North America the focus this year is on brake hoses and tubing. The goal of brake safety week is to reduce brake-related crashes. During the brake safety week last year 13.5% or 4,626 trucks were placed out of service out of the 34,320 trucks that were inspected. Which was lower from 2018 numbers at 14.2% and 16.1% during the unannounced brake safety inspection in 2019. CVSA is focusing on breaks since last year brake system and brake adjustment violations accounted for 45.1% of all out-of-service conditions. Brakes are one of the most important items on a vehicle, be it an 18-wheeler or your daily driver. Therefore, it is important to ensure your brakes are working and inspect them regularly. Visit to learn more about brake safety week and how to check your fleet to avoid CVSA inspection issues.