DCX to lay off up to 4,000 truck builders
Because of a foreseen reduction in demand for their medium- and heavy-duty trucks in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as many as 4,000 workers will be shown the door. DCX is expecting demand for its largest trucks to fall by as much as 39 percent in 2007 -- a dramatic dropoff, to say the least.
To help reinvigorate their its truckbusiness, DaimlerChrysler is developing a new heavy-duty Detroit Diesel powerplant that will replace all of the current large truck offerings with a single, more fuel-efficient (by 5-8%) and presumably cheaper-to-produce engine.
[Source: Automotive News, sub req]
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