Amazon Moves to Launch Its Own Delivery Fleet

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February 13, 2018
<p><strong>Trump plan still sees limited role for federal spending to fix infrastructure.</strong> <em>Photo: U.S. Dept. of Transportation</em></p> Trump Infrastructure Funding Plan Faces Uphill Climb

Getting President Trump’s infrastructure plan through Congress may make the actual fixing of America’s crumbling highways (and the rest of its subpar infrastructure) a mere walk in the park, says HDT Executive Editor David Cullen in this news analysis.


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<p><strong>Recent moves by Amazon have led some industry observers to speculate the online retailer is poised to launch its own parcel delivery service soon. </strong><em>Photo: Amazon</em></p> Amazon Moves to Launch Its Own Delivery Fleet

Recent moves suggest Amazon, the online retail giant, is taking steps to establish its own air and land parcel delivery service.


<p><em>Photo by Vince Taroc.</em></p> Gasoline Falls for First Week This Year

The national average gasoline price fell 3 cents to $2.58 for the week ending Feb. 12 following steadily increasing prices since the start of the year, reports AAA. It was the first weekly decline as tracked by the group.


<p><em>Photo of the Kentucky Truck Plant courtesy of Ford.</em></p> Ford Boosts Expedition, Lincoln Navigator Production

Ford Motor Co. is increasing production of its Expedition and Lincoln Navigator large SUVs by investing $25 million in the Kentucky Truck Plant where they are built, the company has announced.


Ford Explorer Outduels Honda Pilot in Power, Cargo, Features

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<p><em>Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com/Chesky_W.</em></p> Technology's Essential Role in Fleet Safety's Future

As accident rates in the U.S. continue to climb, technology must evolve to ensure the safety of the drivers on the road. Both in-vehicle and fleet technology is continuing to find ways to do just that.


<p><em>Edwards</em></p> Meet LeasePlan USA’s Carolyn Edwards

With 26 years in fleet, Edwards is motivated by growth and change she sees happening within the fleet industry and the evolving role of today's fleet manager.


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Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

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