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Truck tonnage for 2019 increased 3.3%, softer than year-ago levels but continuing a streak of annual gains, American Trucking Associations announced Jan. 21.

David Robert Parker, 80, of Boulder, Colo., died Jan. 16, after a yearlong battle with brain cancer, according to his family. He was a longtime trucking executive and civic leader within American Trucking Associations

Meritor Inc. has acquired all the outstanding common shares of Transportation Power Inc., a company focused on developing electrical drive systems and related technology for manufacturers of trucks, school buses, refuse vehicles and terminal tractors.

Tesla Inc. fired back against a petition filed with U.S. regulators, saying in a blog post Monday that it’s “completely false and was brought by a Tesla short seller.”

A draft of the final rule, now undergoing a final White House review, includes several changes that could make it easier to defend in court and more palatable to some automakers that had refused to publicly endorse the earlier proposal.

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