January 30, 2013 4:00 PM, EST
Daimler Trucks to Cut 1,300 North American Production Jobs
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Daimler Trucks plans to cut as many as 2,100 jobs worldwide to improve profitability, including as many as 1,300 production jobs in North America, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday.

The company is negotiating with the United Auto Workers union on potential North American job cuts, a Daimler spokesman told Bloomberg.

Daimler said it was notifying production workers about possible layoffs two months in advance, in accordance with federal law, the Associated Press reported, adding that more details were expected to be released Thursday.

Daimler makes Freightliner and Western Star brand trucks in North America as well as Detroit brand engines, transmissions and axles.

Daimler said last month it was planning a $120 million investment to beef up transmission production at its Detroit plant in Redford, Mich.

The company will also cut about 800 nonproduction positions in Germany, Bloomberg reported, adding that those cuts will be made through voluntary departures.