On Wednesday, August 24th, the extra shift at the truck plant was cancelled to avoid unsold trucks piling up in storage lots. A weak economic recovery and swings in fuel prices kept the damper on the anticipated sales. Businesses and truck-dependent individuals may want and need new trucks, but economic uncertainty has kept them skittish.
Even with these moves, there's more than the 60 day supply of vehicles that's recommended just hanging around. With the recent accolades earned by the new 2012 Chevrolet Silverado and 2012 GMC Sierra HD, which just started rolling out the door at Flint on Monday, August 22nd, General Motors is understandably proud of its product, and we'd bet it would be even prouder if it could connect more of these trucks with buyers.