March 24, 2020 3:30 PM, EDT

DTNA Moves to Limit Truck Production

DaimlerFreightliner trucks at an industry show. The company is a subsidiary of DTNA. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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Daimler Trucks North America announced March 24 it will begin limiting production at its facilities in the U.S. and Mexico, citing emerging supply disruptions tied to COVID-19 that will soon impact its production operations.

“Starting this week, DTNA will limit its operations at several facilities in North America until a planned return to production on Monday, April 6 in the U.S and April 14 in Mexico, a statement said.

DTNA is the market leader in U.S. commercial vehicle sales.

Truck plants limiting production include those in Mount Holly, N.C.; Cleveland, N.C.; Gaffney, S.C.; Portland, Ore.; and in Saltillo, and Santiago, Mexico.

“There will be limited operations at each plant location during this period, as we will continue to provide full support of our aftermarket operations to ensure our parts distribution centers continue to run smoothly and fulfill their crucial role helping to keep critical infrastructure running,” according to the company statement.

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