Air Brakes on CMVs – How they work & regulations you need to know

Trooper Thomas Winton with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol works on a leaking brake chamber during a post-crash inspection class Thursday at the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center. 24 students from 11 states, including Nebraska, attended the weeklong course which is the only commercial vehicle post-crash class in the nation. (Independent/Matt Dixon)

In 2018, the FMCSA handed out 185,592 violations to drivers for not having properly adjusted brakes (393.47E Brakes (All Others) – Clamp or Roto Type Brake Out of Adjustment). Not only is this an extremely dangerous problem to have, but it’s also avoidable with a little background on the different components that make up an… Continue reading Air Brakes on CMVs – How they work & regulations you need to know