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Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspections Set

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Date: August 25, 2009
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2015
Contact: Stacy Vallie, 307-344-2015

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 25, 2009              09-067
   
Al Nash or Stacy Vallie (307) 344-2015

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
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Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspections Set For Yellowstone

Full level inspections on commercial vehicles will be conducted in Yellowstone National Park on August 26 and 27, and will primarily focus on commercial buses and trucks.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, assisted by park rangers and the Wyoming Highway Patrol, will conduct full level inspections at undisclosed locations in Yellowstone.  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 second commercial vehicle inspections this summer, and the eleventh 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.

- www.nps.gov/yell-


 

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