Kansas

Kansas studies truck parking issues, plans to use grant for remedies

In the Kansas Statewide Freight Network Truck Parking Plan released earlier this month, KDOT and KTA said truck drivers were spending up to 30 minutes a day looking for parking. That time makes drivers, trucking companies and Kansas agricultural and manufacturing interests less competitive, the study concluded.

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Parking: ‘It’s bad all over’

With a major study out and a new national coalition beginning regional meetings, the heat’s up on the increasing need for safe parking.

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After tornado outbreak on the plains, severe weather moves east

Tornado watches remained in effect through 6 p.m. Central Tuesday for some areas of Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana. Severe storms expected to follow through Mississippi and Alabama through Wednesday.

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7 Midwest states following Michigan’s lead to provide parking availability information

Eight contiguous Midwestern states, including Michigan, are following that state's lead with a collaborative parking info system enabled by $25 million grant.

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Court again sides with drivers in classification case against FedEx Ground

Upholding a Kansas Supreme Court ruling made last year, the federal appeals court agreed with the driver plaintiffs, saying they should have been classified as company employees, not contractors.

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The resurrection of Evel Knievel’s 1970s Mack haul rig

In this podcast with Robb Mariani, the onetime host and producer of the American Trucker show marks the beginning of the end of the story of the Evel Knievel Mack haul rig he located several years ago. The restoration is almost done.

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TV truck-stop comedy in works

"The next big TV hit could well be a comedy set in, of all places, a truck stop in Kansas." So writes TruckersNews.com editor David Hollis in the story at this link, following news from several Hollywood media outlets that Big Stop is being produced one of the stars of ABC’s Emmy award-winning show Modern Family and is expected to be coming to ABC. No release date has been set nor cast members mentioned. Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cameron Tucker on ...

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Mastodon in an OK Turnpike pothole

"There are potholes in Oklahoma with potholes inside of them, and inside of the inside potholes are tiny villages, where they grow maize and build sun temples."

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Christmas shopping at the Petro

"Life on the road is never boring" -- just wait till the kids and in-laws see the stocking stuffers Parkers picked up in a Kansas truck stop.

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Snow, wind play havoc on plains

Snow prompted Wednesday evening closures of I-70 in Kansas among other roadways.

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