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Daimler Trucks to Cut 1,240 Jobs

Posted June 06, 2016

Under Economic Issues, Logistics & Supply Chain Issues

(HDT Truckinginfo)

DTNA has announced it will lay off about 1,240 workers across its North American production facilities in response to sustained reductions in truck orders.

Calling it a workforce adjustment, DTNA will lay off workers at its Mount Holly, N.C., Gastonia, N.C., Portland, Ore., and Santiago, Mexico, facilities. There are currently no plans for reductions at the company’s facilities in Cleveland, N.C., and Saltillo, Mexico.

The company has seen a 15% decrease in Class 6-8 retail sales compared with last year’s robust numbers. However, it expects the low orders and diminished build rate to be temporary.

The workers to be laid off as part of this reduction will have first rights to be recalled when production is able to sustain a higher build rate, according to DTNA. Click here to read more.