Yellowstone National Park to Conduct Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspections
Contact: Nash, (307) 344-2010
Contact: Vallie, (307) 344-2012
Full level inspections on commercial vehicles will begin soon in Yellowstone National Park. The inspections will be unannounced and focus on commercial buses and trucks.
Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper/Inspectors, Montana Department of Highways, and U.S. Department of Transportation Inspectors will assist park rangers with the full level inspections at random locations throughout the park. A full level inspection evaluates both the driver and the commercial vehicle to assure full compliance with federal regulations that govern commercial vehicles.
Conducting these inspections ensures the safe operation of these large commercial vehicles, which helps protect visitors, park employees, and park resources from potential mishaps.
This is the eighth year of the interagency inspection program. Each year there has been 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.
Did You Know?
There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.