Truck Breaks Failure Information

It is estimated that brake-related issues are the most common reason for trucking accidents. Brake failure is a contributing factor in roughly 30% of accidents involving large trucks, according to the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) 2010 Report, “Trucking 101,” All told, brake problems lead to over 40,000 trucking accidents each year.

It is estimated that roughly 50 percent of commercial motor vehicle out-of-service violations cited during roadside inspections (such as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week) were for brake related violations.