Fiat Auto SpA is forced to close its Melfi, Italy, plant May 13, a result of a strike by car-hauler drivers. The strike, which began April 26, is resulting in a lack of trucks capable of shipping finished vehicles. The Italian auto maker says it is uncertain how long the shutdown will idle more than 5,000 workers at the plant where the Punto is assembled. Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne earlier this week said the strike has cost the auto maker €350,000 ($449,600) thus far, according to ...
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