CVSA completes online airbrake training program

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), in association with Zurich Services Corp and Interactive Driving Systems, has completed the development of an online airbrake training program, Virtual Risk Manager – Airbrakes.

The development responds to the recommendations identified in a March 2006 US government study that found brake deficiencies are a factor in nearly 30 percent of all serious truck crashes that involve a fatality or injury. According to CVSA, the findings show that brake training is essential to increase drivers, mechanics and roadside safety enforcement officer’s knowledge of airbrake systems.

The online training program leverages the use of multimedia technology to help drivers, mechanics, and safety enforcement officers understand the workings of airbrake systems. It delivers virtual training based on recognized sources from industry experts, and contains the recommendations made in the February 2006 National Transportation Safety Board report on the adjustment of automatic slack adjusters.

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