Management

GM to halt medium-duty truck operations

Posted on June 10, 2009

DETROIT — General Motors (GM) announced Monday its decision to wind down its medium-duty truck operations.

Production of the Chevy Kodiak and GMC Topkick medium-duty trucks will cease by July 31.

GM supplies chassis under those brand names for some Type A school buses, but school bus manufacturers contacted by SBF said that the truck announcement would not affect their product lines.

GM had been trying to sell its medium-duty truck business since 2005. The company said in a statement that it had worked with “multiple potential buyers.”

The halting of the medium-duty truck production affects about 400 of 2,100 workers at a GM plant in Flint, Mich., Automotive News reported.

GM CEO Fritz Henderson told reporters that the affected workers would be deployed to other facilities or offered an attrition program.

Related Topics: General Motors

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
Auto Safety House, the Thomas Built Buses dealer for Arizona, will operate as a brand of W.W. Williams. Seen here is a W.W. Williams service center.
News

W.W. Williams Acquires Auto Safety House

Auto Safety House, the Thomas Built Buses dealership for Arizona, will operate as a brand under the ownership of W.W. Williams, a provider of repair services and products.

News

Mother Gets Probation for Assaulting School Bus Driver

Kiesha Shannon of Ohio pleads guilty to attacking her daughter’s bus driver and is sentenced to three years of probation. The judge says he had limited sentencing options, which is why he didn’t give her jail time.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!