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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.

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.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. on Jan. 17 reported gains in net income and operating revenue for the fourth quarter of 2019 and for the full year.

Nolan Transportation Group, an Atlanta-based non-asset truckload freight brokerage and third-party logistics service, acquired Eagle Transportation, a Mississippi-based freight brokerage specializing in temperature-controlled shipping, according to a Jan. 17 news release.

Police and prosecutors on Jan. 21 have been raiding 10 sites across Germany over allegations that two of the company's diesel engines may be equipped with devices to cheat on emissions tests.

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