The most frequently cited safety defect.
Has the highest out-of-service violation rate of nearly one in eight vehicles.
Estimated to be a factor in at least 30% of all truck crash fatalities.
Contributes to one of the highest cost components.
Out-of Adjustment—The Hidden Defect
Drivers can visually inspect every pre-trip item except brake stroke.
Checking brakes by “feel” is ineffective and unreliable.
Drivers commonly unaware of out-of-adjustment brake conditions.
Undetected defects increase costs and exposure to risk and liability
Eliminate the guesswork!
Equipping brake chambers with BrakeSentry provides drivers and technicians with a significant advantage, a quick and effective means to visually inspect and identify any brake out-of-adjustment conditions—conditions that ordinarily remain undetected and increase your exposure to the high costs, risks and liabilities associated with trucking’s deadliest and most frequently cited defect. By using BrakeSentry, the industry prescribed “applied stroke” inspection method can now be performed faster, safer and much more efficiently without the need to crawl under vehicles to physically mark and measure pushrod stroke.
BRAKE STROKE: The Critical Measurement
Since the chamber’s push rod stroke is physically limited, it is essential that stroke be maintained within the narrow margin of safe and effective operating limits. Therefore, whether accomplished manually or automatically, unless adjustment is within the effective stroke limits, it makes little difference how hard the driver presses on the brake pedal or how much air is delivered to the brake chambers.
“When you’re out of stroke, you’re out of brakes!”