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National Brake Safety Week

Posted on 9/10/2015 by in maintenance Brake Safety National Brake Safety Week PM/DOT Services

September 6-12 is recognized as National Brake Safety Week and put in place to ensure drivers all across the country are safe while on the road. While the brakes on heavy-duty vehicles are specially designed to withstand the conditions many drivers regularly see, it is important to use this time to make sure you are keeping yourself and others around you on the road safe. Read below to learn about the importance of brake safety and see how you could take advantage of a FREE mid-trip inspection for your vehicle with TA and Petro.

Why get inspected?

When you drive with brakes that aren't installed properly or functioning at their highest level, you put both yourself and the drivers around you at an increased risk for accidents.  Based on data from last year's International Roadcheck Campaign, it was found that nearly half of out-of-service violations resulted from brake-related issues. Because of these shocking statistics, CVSA and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration partnered up to help bring these numbers down and help keep drivers all over the road safe by creating National Brake Safety Week.


Safety Counts—Get Inspected for Free with TA and Petro

Your safety is important to TA and Petro. To show this, receive a FREE Mid-Trip Inspection on your tractor, trailer, or both now until September 15, 2015 from any participating TA Truck Service and Petro: Lube location

  • Quick non-measured inspection valued at up to $19.99
  • Key items that the DOT looks for, that you or your driver may not notice
  • Avoid high point infractions under vehicle maintenance section of CSA

Inspections will be performed on trucks and busses throughout North America and will not only check a vehicle's brakes, but also look for missing, worn down, or broken parts. Any vehicle that is found with problems will be considered Out-of-Service and not allowed on the road until all problems are corrected. To avoid problems like these and to keep yourself and those around you safe, make sure to have your brakes and other systems checked regularly.

Mention the discount code "Fleet DOMT" to the Truck Service Advisor when you call your favorite TA and Petro location and tell them you would like to schedule your FREE Mid-Trip Inspection! 


FTS Plus+ offers everyday savings on your PM and DOT services at TA/Petro. Check them out here. Don't forget to fuel up while you're there and take advantage of our fuel discounts, too.  To learn more about our fuel savings, click here or call your Fuel Specialist at (800) 749-1724 Opt 2.