With one of the strongest production schedules for March on record, North American manufacturers are on track to build slightly above plan for the month, at 102% of the slate. Individually, cars are on tap for a 101% overbuild, while trucks — including medium- and heavy-duty makes — are at 103% (see data p.7). The estimates for the month also mean January-March 1999 output will be the first quarter ever — except during World War II — that truck production outstripped cars. Manufacturers ...

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