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Iowa DOT shares photo that’s bad ‘brake’ for ticketed driver

Iowa DOT shares photo that’s bad ‘brake’ for ticketed driver
The Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) posted this photo of a badly-damaged brake chamber to their Facebook page to point out how important pre-trip checks are for big rigs. (Courtesy: IDOT)

DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Enforcement division on Wednesday posted a photo to their Facebook page of a badly-damaged parking brake chamber to highlight the importance of Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) pre-trip checks for big rigs.

“This is a brake chamber (that was) discovered by one of our officers this week,” the post stated. “For anyone unaware, that spring inside the brake chamber is under a tremendous amount of pressure and is incredibly dangerous in this condition. Any non-manufactured holes or cracks in the spring brake housing section of a parking brake is an OOS condition. Please remember to look for these types of defects when doing your pre-trip inspection.”

The CDL pre-trip checklist includes a multitude of items to inspect daily, including brake chambers.

 

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2 Comments

Gorilla tape. Problem solved.. All joking aside some of the small trucking companies skirting under agriculture and cattle feed hauling really need to be brought up to par on thir equipment. Please not I said some. There are absolute death traps on the highways hauling feed from feed mills. Especially in Arkansas.

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