Troopers tasked to the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
Division will be using a portable base brake tester (PBBT) throughout the
Lowell District, from Thursday, April 25, through Friday, May 3.
The PBBT is capable of identifying weak or defective brakes as well as
vehicles with inadequate stopping capability, based not on visual inspection
but on actual brake performance. And the PBBT can be deployed by a trooper
without having to crawl beneath the vehicle.
“The objective of this enforcement is to help trucking companies make their
drivers operate in a safe manner and their equipment be in a safe working
condition,” the ISP said.
PBBT evaluations will be conducted in the following places.