Shipments of U.S.- and Canada-built cars and trucks to overseas markets are off to a sluggish start for 2001. Data through February indicate total exports are off 16.7% from like-2000's pace, with shipments to all major markets down. Car exports trail year-ago by 18.1%, and truck shipments are down 15.4%. All major automakers show a decline in exports, with DaimlerChrysler Corp. off 19.7%, Ford Motor Co. down 21.1% and General Motors Corp. slipping 9.7%. Toyota Motor Mfg. North America ...
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