How effective are truck brakes?

Posted by John Harris on Fri, Dec 10, 2010 @ 11:21 AM

Q: How effective are truck brakes?

A: Compared with passenger vehicles, stopping distances for trucks are much longer. On wet and slippery roads there are greater disparities between the braking capabilities of large trucks and cars. Current brake problems are aggravated by the poor maintenance practices of some truck companies. Out-of-adjustment brakes are the most common reason for authorities to order trucks out of service.

Topics: Truck Accident Injuries & Deaths