Overseas shipments of new cars and trucks from U.S. and Canada assembly plants fell 17.1% in the first three months of 1999 compared to like-1998, as weak economies in Asia and South America continued to impact vehicle exports. Between January and March, a total of 112,946 vehicles were exported, compared to 136,291 units in like-1998. Car shipments were the only bright spot in the first quarter, posting a 3.7% increase from year-ago. Trucks shipments, however, slipped 31.1% (56,061 units ...

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