Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspections Set
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2015
Contact: Stacy Vallie, 307-344-2015
National Park Service
Yellowstone National Park
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.
Did You Know?
The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.