TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has updated its traveler-information website, KanDrive.org, to provide motorists with user-friendly, timely details. As an added bonus, the site offers important info for truckers and other commercial drivers.
“The new KanDrive website is easier to use and includes more features that will help drivers as they travel Kansas highways,” said Kansas Secretary of Transportation Julie Lorenz. “Having access to the latest road condition information is important for travelers as it helps people get where they want to go and keeps the Kansas economy moving.”
The commercial vehicle mode for truck drivers allows companies to create text/email alerts designed around highly traveled routes, weigh stations and rest areas. Details also are provided on bridge heights, weight capacity, roadway widths and speeds. Truck drivers and motor carriers will find links to several resources on the KanDrive website.
Truck-parking management information system: Drivers can register for access to real-time truck parking availability data for public rest areas in Kansas along Interstate 70 and Interstate 135.
Trucking through Kansas: This webpage provides links to a number of resources and regulations, including licensing info, weight restrictions, safety issues, weather and road conditions, and more.
KTRIPS: The Kansas Truck Routing and Intelligent Permitting System (KTRIPS) is an online company interface that can be used by motor carriers to create and maintain company accounts and apply for oversize/overweight travel permits within the states. The interface also provides access to safe and legal routes based on the vehicle and load dimensions and weight for such travel.
In addition, all KanDrive users can now:
- Create personalized accounts to save favorite routes/areas;
- Sign up for email alerts on specific highways;
- View a commercial vehicle mode for truck drivers; and
- Share individual event reports, road conditions or cameras through Facebook, Twitter or email.
According to KDOT, the updated KanDrive site delivers information to users quickly and clearly and is mobile-friendly as it adapts to screens of all sizes. Impacts to traffic are updated 24/7, including maintenance and construction activities, winter highway conditions, flooded roadways, incidents and crashes affecting traffic, and closed highways.