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Commercial Vehicles · Defective Equipment

Below are pictures of real equipment found defective during an inspection by the Commercial Vehicle Division. Click on a picture to view a larger version.

Broken spring
Broken Spring found on a
Hazardous Materials Hauler.

Spring brake chamber broken loose from attachment point
A spring brake chamber that had
broken loose from its attachment
point and the driver knew about it,
so he bungee corded it to the axle.

Brake lining pad separated from brake shoe
Brake lining pad separated
from the metal brake shoe.

What can happen when you do not secure your load properly
What can happen when you do
not secure your load properly.

Broken U-bolt that attaches springs/suspension to differential

Broken U-bolt that attaches the springs/suspension to differential
on the drive axle of a truck/track.

Drive axle that has a blown oil seal
A drive axle with blown oil seal.
The driver disconnected the push-
rod from the slack adjuster so brake would not operate or catch on fire.

Push-rod that has broken in half and is not connected
A push-rod that has broken in
half and is not connected =
inoperative brake.

Broken spring
Broken Spring found on a
Hazardous Materials Hauler.

Rusted through spring brake chamber
Rusted through spring brake
chamber, where the internal
spring and push-rod had come
out of the brake chamber.

Front steer axle tire with the metal cord exposed
A front steer axle tire with
the metal cord exposed/cut.

What can happen when you do not secure your load properly
What can happen when you do
not secure your load properly.

Push-rod separated/broken loose from slack adjuster

Push-rod separated/broken
loose from slack adjuster on a
brake air chamber (inoperative).

Brake lining pad that split and separated from metal shoe
A brake lining pad that has split
and separated length wise from
the metal shoe.


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