Truck accidents related to brake failures, brakes out of adjustment, or other related brake problems represent almost 30% of all truck accidents on US roads according to statistics from the DOT. Many of these accidents could be be prevented by proper truck maintenance.
Inspections conducted at a national level during a Brake Safety Week resulted in 16.2% of 13,305 trucks inspected being taken out of service. With an estimated 15.5 million trucks operating in the US this means that approximately 2.5 million trucks in the US are operating with brake problems… A pretty scary number!
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