Following the industry’s latest round of production scheduling meetings – those of Ford Motor Co. not yet concluded – North American first-quarter vehicle output plans call for 4,213,300 vehicles to be assembled January-March. That is just 1% under the 4,249,600 cars and trucks built in like-2004. Still, the current game plan reflects some waffling. Although it is up 41,000 units from the revised first-quarter tally of 4,172,300 units posted in mid-December, it is some 6,000 vehicles ...

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