Ohio State Highway Patrol
Media Release


General Headquarters — Columbus, Ohio


For Immediate Release: May 7, 2007
Contact: Lt. Tony Bradshaw (614) 752-2792


Operation Air Brake placed 247 commercial vehicles out-of-service last week

COLUMBUS – Last week motor carrier enforcement inspectors placed 247 commercial vehicles out-of-service during a 12-hour inspection period focused on brake-related defects conducted on May 2. The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), in cooperation with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and the Ohio Trucking Association (OTA), inspected 770 commercial vehicles as a part of Operation Air Brake.

During the ongoing, international effort dedicated to improving commercial vehicle brake safety throughout North America, 148 commercial vehicles were placed out-of-service for brake violations, and another 99 were placed out-of-service for other violations.

“Brake-related defects continue to be the most significant and frequent violations that safety inspectors discover during roadside inspections, resulting in these vehicle being placed out-of-service,” Colonel Richard H. Collins, OSHP superintendent said. “It is important that through education and enforcement efforts we improve the safety of commercial vehicles on Ohio roadways.”

Approximately one-third (6,423 commercial vehicles) of all trucks placed out-of-service last year were due to brake violations.

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