1994-11-01

Brake Defects in Roadside Inspections 942290

The National Transportation Safety Board recently inspected 1,520 combination vehicles and found a significant percentage to have brake defects serious enough to put the vehicles out of service. In response to Congressional concern, ATA's Trucking Research Institute is studying the causes and suggesting solutions to the brake defect problem. This paper outlines the research and reports some of the insights gained from evaluating inspection data.

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