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Braking deficiencies on heavy trucks in 32 selected accidents

Braking deficiencies on heavy trucks in 32 selected accidents

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Published by National Transportation Safety Board in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Trucks -- United States -- Brakes -- Defects.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesSafety study -- NTSB/SS-88/06., Safety study -- NTSB/SS-88/06.
    ContributionsUnited States. National Transportation Safety Board.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings)
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14684395M

    Occasionally, a heavy or oddly distributed payload can cause brakes to lock up. ­In addition, the payload can shift during driving, further affecting steering and braking [source: Mills ]. Cargo should always be properly secured, with padding added as necessary to keep th­e payload from moving, which could put strain on the brakes as well as Author: Sarah Siddons.   The brake-related OOS rate was the highest it had been since Approximately half of the violations related to poorly-adjusted brakes. Semi-truck brakes can fail for a number of different reasons. Improper adjustment --or over adjustment of auto-adjusting brakes -- can take away braking force and increase stopping distance. Heavy-Duty Truck Suspension, Steering, and Braking Systems (Reston Diesel Mechanics Series) [Brady, Robert N.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Heavy-Duty Truck Suspension, Steering, and Braking Systems (Reston Diesel Mechanics Series)Author: Robert N. Brady. FMCSA’s studies looked at 6, fatal car-truck crashes over a three-year period in , and In and , cars were assigned fault in 85 percent of crashes. The number dropped.


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Criminally negligent. Incompetent. Improperly trained. Brake early and gently where possible (reduces rear end collisions). Brake firmly only when travelling in a straight line (for control). Vary the braking effort according to the condition of the road surface.

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