Ford Lays Off 130 Workers at Ohio Truck Plant

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Seen by some as an early indicator of future economic growth, the medium-duty pickup truck class is having some trouble. In response to diminished demand, Ford is temporarily laying off 130 hourly workers at the Ohio plant that makes the current-generation F-650 and F-750 medium-duty commercial trucks.

According to Automotive News (subscription required), the layoffs will be temporary as Ford expects demand to pick up later this year when new, upgraded trucks are available. Ford made several small changes for model-year 2018, but with economic uncertainty, many industries and governmental agencies that use these strong trucks are postponing purchasing new trucks until the new models are available.

Sales for the medium-duty trucks are on target to hit more than 12,000 units by year end.

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@Alex

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@Alex

we are STILL waiting for you to prove it. Take another swing!

@Alex

we are STILL waiting for you to prove it. Take another swing!

@Alex

we are STILL waiting for you to prove it. Take another swing!

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"Also performing markedly better in April 2017 than in April 2016 was the Ram P/U, which grew FCA’s share of the U.S. full-size pickup truck market by nearly 3 percentage points to 23.4 percent last month. For the second consecutive month and the third time in the last eight months, Ram was America’s second-best-selling truck line.


Of course, GM’s pickup truck duo — Silverado and Sierra — still easily outsold the Ram. Yet while the Ram added more than 3,000 sales to its April ledger, the GM full-size tandem combined for an 18-percent year-over-year decline worth 12,967 lost sales.

The Ford F-Series, meanwhile, combined to outsell GM’s entire truck lineup, including the two midsize nameplates, by a 1,514-unit margin in April 2017. F-Series sales dipped slightly, a mere 117-unit drop, but the Ford truck lineup still garnered more sales than the Silverado, Sierra, Colorado, and Canyon for the third time this year."

Alex, I'll take facts for a million.



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