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Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspections Planned This Week

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Date: June 15, 2010
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2013

 

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2010   10-048    
Al Nash (307) 344-2015

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
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Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspections Planned This Week

Inspections of commercial vehicles will be conducted later this week in Yellowstone National Park. The inspections, planned for June 16 and 17, will primarily focus on commercial buses and trucks.

Park rangers and the Wyoming Highway Patrol will assist the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in conducting full-level inspections at undisclosed locations in Yellowstone. 

These inspections evaluate both the driver and the commercial vehicle, to assure full compliance with federal regulations that govern commercial vehicles. They are designed to ensure the safe operation of these large commercial vehicles, which helps protect visitors, park employees, and park resources from potential mishaps. 

This is the first commercial vehicle inspection this summer, and the 12th year of the interagency inspection program. 

The inspection program has resulted in a significant decrease in the most serious "out-of-service" violations which require that either a commercial vehicle or a commercial driver be taken off the road due to serious mechanical or driver-specific violations.

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Did You Know?

Seventh Cavalry Ensignia Pin.

Prior to the establishment of the National Park Service, the U.S. Army protected Yellowstone between 1886 and 1918. Fort Yellowstone was established at Mammoth Hot Springs for that purpose.