Visual Brake Meter -
CSA 2010 – DID YOU KNOW?
- FMCSA CSA 2010, subpart 393.53 scores brake adjustment violations with
a severity weight of 4 during roadside inspections
- Out-of-Adjustment Brake Violations account for the top safety finding
- Most drivers do not check brake adjustment during pre-trips
- Many mechanics surveyed, still adjust Automatic Slack Adjusters as a means
of checking brake adjustment. Few actually measure push-rod travel.
IN SPITE OF MORE SEVERE PENALTIES OF CSA 2010, FEW DRIVERS ARE CHECKING BRAKE ADJUSTMENT AND MANY MECHANICS ARE CHECKING THEM IMPROPERLY.
THERE IS A SOLUTION!
Measure Once during Install, Visually Check Thereafter
The most effective method of checking brake adjustment
and lining life without crawling under the vehicle
Give Your Drivers and Mechanics the Tool They Need to Measure Brake Adjustment
The Industry accepted method for checking brake lining is to measure pushrod travel against the maximum range of a given air chamber. Due to the time and difficulty, many technicians substitute inferior or inadequate techniques such as checking free stroke. Most drivers fail to check brake adjustment due to the inconvenience of crawling under the vehicle. With Brake Alert™ things become easy. Just measure once during setup, then Brake Alert™ precisely indicates "In" OR "Out" of Adjustment visual inspection.
Avoid CSA 2010 Brake Adjustment Violations
FMCSA’s CSA 2010 program puts teeth in maintenance compliance standards by scoring carriers and drivers on Safety Categories known as BASICs with the goal of identifying poor safety performers. Out of Adjustment brakes remain one of the highest roadside violations. Don’t let DOT find OOA violations, catch them first, with Brake Alert.
Protect Yourself from Expensive Litigations
There were 82,500 fatal/non-fatal crashes involving large trucks in ‘05, of those investigated, brakes were a factor in over 30% of them. Brake Alert™ let's drivers and mechanics quickly and easily inspect brake adjustment, thus eliminating the questions of your fleet's brake condition. You can definitively know if your brakes are adjusted, reducing the risk of a costly lawsuit over brake malfunction before it ever happens.
Visual Stroke Indicator
Always know when your brakes are out of adjustment (OOA)
Brake Alert works by physically measuring brake stroke once, capturing that measurement, then using a visual indicator to see if brakes are extended past that point. Brake Alert is calibrated by adjusting the slack adjuster to the point of maximum allowable push rod travel. Brake Alert is then calibrated to that point such that if the push rod ever extends beyond that point of maximum allowable range, the red adjustment flag will indicate. As long as the red flag stays concealed during brake actuation, the brakes are not over-stroking.