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UAW Claims GM Truck Plant Facing Manpower Shortage

UAW Claims GM Truck Plant Facing Manpower Shortage

General Motors, which is facing a major challenge from competitors eager to chip away at its market share in the valuable full-size pickup truck segment, could face new difficulties at a key truck assembly plant. United Auto Workers Local 2209, which represents some...
Jeep Takes Top Spot Again on American-Made Index

Jeep Takes Top Spot Again on American-Made Index

The discussion of what constitutes an “American” car, truck or sport-ute can end up in a rather heated chat given today’s climate; however, there is a standard and using it, the “most American” vehicle for 2019 is the Jeep Cherokee — again. The Cherokee took the top...
GM Investing $20M into Texas SUV Production Plant

GM Investing $20M into Texas SUV Production Plant

General Motors continues to invest heavily in its full-size trucks and sport-utility vehicles, announcing plans Tuesday to spend $20 million on upgrades at its plant in Arlington, Texas, to facilitate the launch of its new family of full-size SUVs. The plant, which...
Chevy Could Be First to Deliver $100,000 Pickup

Chevy Could Be First to Deliver $100,000 Pickup

The U.S. automotive market is expected to post only its second downturn since the end of the Great Recession, a decline that likely would be worse if not for surging demand for pickups of all sizes and price points, said Sandor Piszar, the marketing chief for...
GMC Tightens Up Premium Truck Segment with 2020 Sierra 1500

GMC Tightens Up Premium Truck Segment with 2020 Sierra 1500

The competition to produce the best-equipped pickup truck continued to get tighter today with GMC’s announcement that its “taking premium to the next level” for its 2020 Sierra 1500. GMC’s full-size light-duty pickup can now get a slew of new options to take it up a...
GM Ponders $1B Investment in Missouri Plant

GM Ponders $1B Investment in Missouri Plant

General Motors is apparently preparing for a major investment at its big truck assembly plant in Wentzville, Missouri, according to media reports from St. Louis. GM officials are expected to meet with Missouri Governor Mike Parson to discuss what is described as a $1...
GM CEO Barra Confirms Plans for Electric Pickup

GM CEO Barra Confirms Plans for Electric Pickup

General Motors will build an all-electric pickup, CEO Mary Barra said Tuesday, confirming a report that first appeared in TheDetroitBureau.com in February. The executive declined to provide details about the project, but the news took few industry observers by...