Performance-Based Brake Tester Train-the-Trainer Course

August 13-15, 2024

Millbury, Massachusetts

Performance-Based Brake Tester Train-the-Trainer Course

This course will train inspection personnel to utilize a performance-based brake tester (PBBT) as part of a roadside inspection. The course will equip the PBBT operator with the knowledge and competency to conduct performance-based brake tests on commercial motor vehicles, trailers and motorcoaches/buses. Each operator will understand the importance of a PBBT result and how the result affects road safety and the commercial motor vehicle driver’s responsibilities.

At the conclusion of this course, participants will understand:

  • Braking percentages and when to place a commercial motor vehicle or combination out of service
  • Correct vehicle preparation prior to initiating a brake test
  • Safe and correct use of the PBBT
  • How to report results and provide feedback on the findings of the report