Pickup Plants to Maximize Production Through Summer

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Many pickup truck and full-size SUV assembly plants will forego the usual two-week summer shutdown due to strong demand for select models. Most other plants making cars and smaller crossovers will take the traditional vacation hiatus.

According to the Detroit Free Press, U.S. plants producing the GM half-ton twins (the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500) and the Ford F-Series pickup will take minimal time off in the July 4 week. Ram's Warren, Mich., truck plant will take the regular two weeks off, but the Saltillo, Mexico, plant will not take a break.

Most truckmakers predict a strong summer for sales as fuel prices remain low and incentive spending remains attractive.

Although May 2016 pickup sales were slow for Chevy, Toyota and Ram, the F-Series was a bright spot for Ford. It is likely to continue to be strong as Ford sells down remaining 2016 Super Duty stock to make way for the redesigned 2017 models due this fall.

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Comments

Last time I checked this was a truck site & of course johnny doepy's straw grabbing mathmatical skills (like combining 4 trucks from Chevy shake & GMC to beat F-series) will include all GOVT motors cars to make his mute point.

The F-series are the most American made trucks...full stop.

HAHAHA! Yeah only Ford in the top 15.

29 GM vehicles in the top 100

19 FCA vehicles in top 100

15 Ford/Lincoln vehicles in top 100

HAHAHA! FCA even has more vehicles then Ford in the Top 100 of US Content for 2016. El Mixeco Importo Fordo LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You can't even copy and paste a link right, how am I to read it? if I just get the 404 error page not found. Read post it, Kind of obvious who has the most USA jobs *cough* GM 29 vehicles in the top 100 of US Content vs only *cough* 15 Ford.

Hey johnny doepy; OK they took the link down but hopefully this one will come through; GOVT motors trailed Ford including Boeing;

http://247wallst.com/special-report/2016/04/19/manufacturersbringingthemostjobsbacktoamerica/4/

Gmsrgreat

I have read enough of your comments to know that you're not in my league on this question. Good luck.

Posted by: papa jim | Jun 21, 2016 2:29:54 PM

I'm not sure what the "question" was but I am thankful I am not in your league.

LOL! You really that handicapped?

Title: Manufacturers Bringing The Most Jobs Back to America

Makes since Ford would be leading that as I showed above. Ford produces only 15 vehicles in the top 100 US content. GM produces 29 vehicles in the top 100. GM has nothing much to really bring back to America since most of its vehicles are already made in America.

HAHAHA!!!!!!!! You're killing me of laughter here, I need to go roll on the floor for a few minutes laughing at this.


It's sad someone has to die especially a known personality to make the media & all concerned pay attention...

Posted by: Lionel | Jun 21, 2016 4:54:31 PM

Do you realize how many people Ford has killed with this exact issue of roll away after selecting park. Read the link below for a walk down memory lane , if your old enough.

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/automotive-lawsuit-history-unearthed-junkyard-style-the-ford-park-to-reverse-warning-label/

@GMSRNOTGREAT - here we go again, grabbing straws still with stuff from '70-80's, we need to worry about today MO-RON!! I experienced this personally & agree totally with the Fiat recall on the named vehicles...this is no laughing matter as I was with my family at risk during our vacation. So let's be serious & it will be the last time I'll comment on this subject as I can see safety for all is not your concern.

I suggest you join your counter-part (or the one/same idiot johnny doepy) as you seem to think alike or from the same age group (15 yr olds) by constantly spreading negativety like a Republican nominee...

What's that saying? Oh don't throw stones in a glass house! Looks like Lionel just learnt or got reminded LOL!

You don't realize that all of the fun in engine efficiency has already been had. That's over.
Posted by: papa jim | Jun 20, 2016 6:55:22 PM
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You couldnt be more wrong,amigo,this awesome design has been around forever and a day...Coates rotary valve heads

http://www.coatesengine.com

http://www.coatesengine.com/csrv-advantages.html

Now Why dont any of the Big 3 buy the rights and use such efficient engine is just mind bogling..
Of course chinese did and will,so no doubt well be driving made in china motorcars soon,or using their engines..

Another case in point,
A motor that used usualy wasted exhaust heat to preheat incoming air fuel mixture for increased thermodynamic efficiency,that also passed all emission tests without catalic converters,or any other polution systems,,
And no other motor had even come close to yet since then,,

http://www.hotrod.com/how-to/engine/hrdp-1009-what-ever-happened-to-smokeys-hot-vapor-engine/

Surprise me any of you gearheads and build such an animal..

@Chevrolet builds a better way to see the USA

So let me guess. You believe that the Big 3 are secretly ignoring solid science and building inferior engines as part of some big corporate plot...

And there's a little pill you can put in your gas tank that will net you 100 miles per gallon.

this is no laughing matter as I was with my family at risk during our vacation. So let's be serious & ......

Posted by: Lionel | Jun 21, 2016 6:34:14 PM

Who's laughing? I like to keep people informed. We can all learn from history. Apparently FCA hasn't in this case.


The Cherokee crushed him between it and his brick mailbox when it rolled down the driveway when it was suppose to be in park. If there is nothing wrong with them then why are they under a recall?? If you make something and it causes this much trouble then there's the problem. I personally don't own one but last time I looked this was still a half way free country and if I want to comment on it then I will.

Posted by: Done. | Jun 21, 2016 2:44:02 PM

Try using the parking brake! Or be smarter than the shifter.

@ HEMI V8; I just checked with my buddies '16 SRT8 GC; it's not really a faulty shifter but a different design people are not used to. Most of us are familiar with a shifter that moves up and down and clicks into each position all the way up to park and all the way down to low. This design however is a ratcheting type design that when you move it down or up one click, it has to return to the original position to click it again and so on to move through the gears.

So what can happen like I experienced is in a situation when you are in a rush & you hastily shift it up to park to get out quickly but not realizing you've only shifted to neutral or worse still, in reverse...yikes!! On top of that, most of us do not look at the instrument cluster to see which gear we're actually in.

I am not a fan of the design but it just takes a couple of extra seconds to check/make sure you are in park before you get out. It is a tragedy someone had to pay the ultimate price for simple negligence but hopefully FCA will make the necessary changes.

Semihemi, people shouldn't have to do all that just in order to leave there jeeps parked. Its a bad design plain and simple. Parking brake is good to use but you shouldn't have to rely on that to park your Jeep.

@gmsucks, since you know it all don't forget how many people were hurt and KILLED in the gm ignition switch cover up. Think before you speak if that's possible.

GovMsRGREAT....

Your and GM's failed philosophy on small and midsized cars and seceding that market to the superior import offerings is the very reason GM has failed once and will again.

Banking the company's survival on larger more expensive vehicles is a losing proposition that magnifies the effect of economic fluctuations.

Expensive stuff only sells when the going is good... the cheaper stuff sells in good and bad times and cultivates future customers.

Your inability to see and learn from your own company's failures is pathetic.


Its a bad design plain and simple. Parking brake is good to use but you shouldn't have to rely on that to park your Jeep.

Posted by: Done. | Jun 22, 2016 3:38:45 AM

You don't if you have a higher IQ then the average Ford owner LOL!!!!!!!!!!

Try using the parking brake! Or be smarter than the shifter.


Posted by: HEMI V8 | Jun 21, 2016 9:35:53 PM

If you own a fiat product it is obvious that you are not smarter than a shifter. It would be nice if fiat does what Ford, Mercedes, BMW does and detects when the driver leaves the vehicle and places the transmission in park.

Your and GM's failed philosophy on small and midsized cars and seceding that market to the superior import offerings is the very reason GM has failed once and will again.

Posted by: Clint | Jun 22, 2016 6:03:43 AM

I was including Ford with the big 3 comments. Can you say all the Ford failures like Escort, tempo, topaz etc, etc, etc.........

Yeah, must be higher then yours DoneCoolLionelScottBlueman boy. If you don't understand how to work the gear selector which is common sense, then you should.....

A: Read the owners manual

or

B: Not be driving it.

I bet DoneCoolLionelScottBlueman boy is one of them guys that help get warning labels put on coffee cups, because they dump it in their lap.

gmsucks, since you know it all don't forget how many people were hurt and KILLED in the gm ignition switch cover up. Think before you speak if that's possible.

Posted by: Done | Jun 22, 2016 4:42:16 AM

I'm fully aware of GMs ignition switch fiasco. Yous Fords guys keep reminding everyone. But by staying with yous Fords guys moto of "FORD was there first" I thought I should remind you of another area in which Ford is the leader.

There one I aint seen in while, nice other name I almost forgot about DoneCoolLionelScottBluemanLMAOFEDUPTomFrankNitroChuckTaylor boy! Sure is one Ford Fan using a lot of names.

this is no laughing matter as I was with my family at risk during our vacation. So let's be serious & ......

Posted by: Lionel | Jun 21, 2016 6:34:14 PM.

So you rented a FCA product, and how exactly was your family at risk? If you are a competent and alert driver, then your family would not have been at risk. However, if a 1972 Grand Torino had somehow survived all those years and was in the same parking lot as your family, then yes, they were at risk.

@GMSRNOTGREAT - until it happens to you or your family...go join your buddies who also believe this was nothing serious, just like GOVT motors ignition switch fiasco until it blows up in your face....

Learn how to operat the vehicle are driving, before you drive it dumbie.

That why they all come with owners manuals goofy.

johnny doeby - go backl to 1st grade to learn speak/spell before you post...what an idiot!!!

Lionel Go back to school and learn to real a owners manual please!

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