Saturday, April 2, 2011

Odd Auto Carriers

Watch for unusual auto haulers in the days and weeks to come. Both Chrsyler and GM are in the midst of disputes with their normal auto haulers, mainly Allied Systems, but others too. The carmakers want to reduce rates, but the haulers have collective agreements with their employees. As a result Allied has withdrawn its services.

Chrysler's Windsor minivan plant is running out of storage space and driving the vans to dealers lots, and paying dealers $60 to come and pick them up.

This morning I saw this very nice looking Western Star belonging to Oak Wood Transport Ltd of Ingersoll, ON with a load of Chryco minivans unloading at Steele Chrysler in Halifax. Obviously Chysler is finding some independent carriers to do the long haul work.

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