David Welch

Business, Logistics

GM Is Now Detroit’s Smallest Auto-Making Employer

General Motors plant Outside of the Lordstown plant in Ohio. (Maddie McGarvey/Bloomberg New)

General Motors Co. now employs fewer union-represented American workers than its domestic rivals for the first time since the United Auto Workers started organizing Detroit’s carmakers eight decades ago.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
August 29, 2019

GM Profit Beats Estimates as Trucks Make Up for Slower Sales

General Motors Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

General Motors Co. is looking like a port in the storm as new trucks and cost-cutting efforts pad profit in the midst of slowing industry sales.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
August 1, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM Cruise Robotaxi Debut Delayed

GM David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

General Motors Co.’s self-driving unit is backing off plans to deploy robotaxis by the end of this year, the latest indication of how auto and tech companies are struggling with the challenges of taking humans out from behind the wheel.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
July 24, 2019
Business, Technology

GM’s Diesel Pickups Pave Way to Electric Future

GM The General Motors Co. GMC 2020 Next Generation Sierra Denali heavy duty truck. (Sandy Huffaker/Bloomberg News)

The vehicles that will secure the next decade for General Motors Co. aren’t covered in self-driving sensors or loaded with batteries. No, the future depends on hulking pickup trucks that often run on diesel and cost more than the average BMW.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
February 5, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

After Uber Crash, Florida Still Welcomes Free-Range Robot Cars

Ford has chosen Miami-Dade to be the first large-scale test site of its self-driving vehicle fleet. (Ford)

The anything-goes approach meant to bring autonomous vehicles to Florida won’t change after the first fatal collision.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
March 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Alphabet’s Waymo Takes on Freight in Atlanta With Driverless Semis


Waymo will start testing a fleet of autonomous freight trucks in Georgia’s capital that will take deliveries to Google’s data centers.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
March 9, 2018

GM Profit Beats Expectations on Strong Truck Sales

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General Motors Co. reported third-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates as strong light-truck sales in the United States and stable operations in China produced a record $3.1 billion in adjusted earnings before interest and taxes.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 21, 2015