Motor Carrier Compliance Officers Participating in Brake Safety Week Campaign

September 8, 2014

(ATLANTA)—Now through Saturday, September 13, the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) will be participating in the Brake Safety Week campaign. MCCD is teaming up with other commercial vehicle inspection officers from across the country to promote truck and bus brake safety in an effort to reduce the number of highway crashes caused by faulty braking systems on commercial vehicles. 

This year’s focus will target brake adjustment. “Officers are inspecting commercial vehicles and their drivers at inspection sites along major highways throughout the state, and they will not hesitate to issue out of service orders to any commercial vehicle or driver found to be a safety hazard,” said Major Gene Davis, Commanding Officer of MCCD. “Our goal is for this operation is to emphasize brake safety through enforcement and education,” he added.

The number of commercial vehicle inspections conducted in Georgia is growing each year as the volume of commercial traffic continues to increase across the state.  Major Davis adds that although inspectors perform this work on a daily basis, this week places special emphasis on year-round commercial vehicle and driver safety inspections that are aimed at saving lives on our roadways.

The annual Brake Safety Week is a part of the Operation Air Brake Campaign coordinated by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, a non-profit organization comprised of local, state, provincial, territorial, and federal motor carrier safety officials and industry representatives from the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Contact Information: 
DPS Public Information Office - (404) 624-7597