The condition of the vehicle is not always in its best condition, sometimes under certain conditions that can cause the function of a brake to not work properly or fail.
In dealing with the occurrence of failure brakes on trucks, truck drivers must get used to recognizing situations from afar. Thus, you can understand the situation on the left and right sides of the road. So that in an emergency case you already know on your left and right there are cliffs or something else.
The driver must also be self-conscious so as not to panic, then look for ways to slow down the vehicle, for example with the engine brake or exhaust brake. If it is still not enough, then another option must be taken. For example, drag the vehicle to an area that has the least level of damage, such as a wall, or vacant land.
To prevent panic, make it a habit to identify hazards from the start of driving. So you can make a plan from the maneuvers performed, even in an emergency, you can know the situation in the room.
Truck brakes that don’t work can be caused by a variety of factors. Starting from the lack of brake maintenance to the load capacity carried. Leaking brake fluid on an AOH (Air Over Hydraulic) truck could be due to a hole in the pipe, a torque seal, a bolt that isn’t tight enough, and so on.
The worn-out brake pads also reduce the braking ability. This occurs due to a lack of regular maintenance on the vehicle. Finally, another possibility is that the load is too heavy and the speed of the vehicle is too high so the brakes do not have a good grip.