Log Books Will Change for Drivers

eobr-12WASHINGTON (AP)- An estimated three million commercial trucks and bus drivers must electronically record their hours behind the wheel under a new government rule aimed at enforcing regulations designed to prevent fatigue.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released the long-awaited rule on Thursday.

Drivers have been required to keep paper logs of their hours dating back to 1938, but accident investigators and safety advocates have long complained it’s easy to change the logs or keep two different sets of records to evade restrictions on hours. Electronic logging devices automatically record driving time by monitoring engine hours, vehicle movement, miles driven and location information.  Read more

Local Road Delays (The Usual)

WEEKDAY& WEEKEND OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES: Northbound and southbound I-35201509_1840_aiidh_sm
from 95th Street to Southwest Boulevard will have varying lane and ramp closures for
pavement resurfacing work beginning on Wednesday, March 23, weather permitting). Crews will complete partial and full depth patching to the existing concrete pavement, followed by a 4-inch asphalt overlay on various sections, and all new permanent pavement markings.
Work will take place overnight beginning at 8 p.m. and reopening to all traffic at 5 a.m. the
following morning, daily, Wednesday and Thursday; and on weekends from 8 p.m.
Friday through 8 a.m. Saturday; and from 8 p.m. Saturday through late Sunday
Project work is scheduled to be completed in late October 2016
Check here for a list of all road work and delays in Kansas City.