Would have to repair more than 6 million trucks and SUVs at a cost of US$1.2 billion.
FCA Canada Fleet Operations recently held its 2019 Spring Launch Event at Pearson Convention Centre in Toronto, showcasing the Jeep Gladiator and Ram HD.
Several hundred of the workers will be moved to truck and SUV factories where jobs are being added.
FCA isn’t expecting any large production disruptions at any factories other than Windsor.
CO2 fuel economy data show 2016 was higher than model year 2015 by only one-tenth of a gallon.
Trucks account for nearly a quarter of transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions in the US.
Plan is to reduce material costs by $10 billion by 2022 through new deals with suppliers and simpler designs.
Canada’s largest railway is making the investments to improve operations and stay ahead trucking changes.
A pickup truck offering will follow within two years.
Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance sees opportunities for trucks but incentives needed.
Otto, founded by ex-Google engineers, wants to fit trucks with software, sensors, lasers and cameras.
But demand for heavy-duty vehicles rose by 23% in Europe.
DesRosiers says overall sales improved 9.3% for best March.
Blames weakened demand for trucks.
Record sales driven by light trucks, up by 11%.