February 17, 2015: Amazon’s drones may be grounded; GM adding shift to meet Colorado demand; PA truck drivers could face fines

February 17, 2015: Amazon’s drones may be grounded; GM adding shift to meet Colorado demand; PA truck drivers could face fines

Here is a look at what is happening today in the world of transportation:

  • Amazon’s delivery drone plans may have taken a hit with the proposed FAA rules on commercial drone usage, says Retail Dive.
  • The Chevy Colorado has been met with such great enthusiasm, GM is adding a third shift at its Wentzville, MO, plant to keep up with demand, says Green Car Reports.
  • With all the winter weather that has hit the country this year, the Daily Journal Online decided to see what the life of a plow driver is really like.
  • A new ad from Ford touting the F-150’s fuel economy notes its use of aluminum, which the Atlanta Business Chronicle says is provided by an Atlanta-based supplier.
  • Pittsburgh is adding biodiesel fuel systems to 20 trucks in the Dept. of Public Works, says the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  • A new bill being proposed in Pennsylvania would fine truck drivers as much as $75 if they don’t clear snow and ice from their vehicles, says Fox 43.
  • North Carolina police have arrested a woman accused of robbing truck drivers are area rest stops, reports WNCN.
  • A security loophole at airports is allowing commercial vehicles and their drivers onto airport tarmacs without going through proper screening. KVVU-TV in Las Vegas has the story.
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