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Grand Teton National Park, in partnership with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration inspectors and the Wyoming Highway Patrol Commercial Carrier group, conducted multiple commercial vehicle safety inspections over several weeks this past summer. The inspections focused on commercial buses and trucks and evaluated both the drivers and their vehicles to improve safety for both passengers and other drivers on park roads.  During the inspections, a total of 165 vehicles received a comprehensive examination and 70 citations were issued for a variety of violations. The inspections resulted in 29 ‘out-of-service’ citations for significant equipment malfunctions, multiple safety violations, or inappropriate/unlicensed drivers — including one driver who was charged with having an open container of alcohol. Each of the operators with safety violations were cited by the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

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