North American manufacturers will produce an estimated 1.589 million vehicles in March, some 42,000 units, or 2.6%, less than what was scheduled for the month. Ward’s estimates March car and truck production at 9.4% above like-2003’s production of 1.452 million. However, there are two additional production days in March (23), compared with last year that account almost to the unit for the volume increase. There will be shortfalls from schedule in both cars and trucks. Cars are ...

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