Paccar may layoff 800 workers after Nov. 1

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BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug 30 (Reuters) - Heavy-truck maker Paccar Inc. may lay off about 800 employees, or 5 percent of its work force, starting Nov. 1 as tougher federal emission standards for diesel engines result in fewer orders. The Bellevue, Washington-based company said Friday it notified 500 workers who make Peterbilt trucks in Madison, Tennessee, this week that layoffs are possible. About 268 workers at Paccar's Kenworth plant in Renton, Washington, also may lose their jobs. Paccar ...

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