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

Feb. 17, 2015

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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Brian joined Fleet Owner in May 2008 after spending nearly 14 years as sports editor and then managing editor of several daily newspapers.  He and his staff  won more than two dozen major writing and editing awards. Responsible for editing, editorial production functions and deadlines.

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