Monthly Archives: March 2011

GM gets it’s cars back from Allied

General Motors has moved about 1,650 vehicles from an Allied Systems Holding lot in Dearborn, Mich., amid a dispute between the carmaker and car-hauler. Allied provided GM access to the vehicles last weekend, said Dan Flores, a GM spokesman. He … Continue reading

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GM sues Allied

From The Detroit News: “Last Thursday Allied Systems ceased providing transportation services to GM. As a result GM took immediate steps to resource the work previously performed by Allied. Allied was in possession of 1,700 vehicles,” GM spokesman Dan Flores … Continue reading

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Allied pulls out of Fort Wayne

Allied has pulled out of the GM contract in Fort Wayne and Jack Cooper is scrambling to get enough trucks available to cover the work.  

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Teamsters Strike Allied

This is off of TDU.org Allied Automotive Group Illegally Slashes Pay March 10, 2011: Allied Automotive Group management informed the International Union yesterday morning that they would unilaterally break the Teamster national carhaul contract by cutting pay 20% across the … Continue reading

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Obama approves plans to allow Mexican carriers to operate in the U.S.

I don’t see any talk of restricting them to international freight. Seems like the low wage driver pool available in Mexico will give the Mexican based carriers a clear upper hand at competing in the US market.

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