DETROIT -- Overtime hours in 2001 on North American light-vehicle assembly lines were cut nearly in half from the prior year, and total hours worked were down by 8.1%, based on a Ward’s analysis. North American light-vehicle production – including estimates for some plants in Mexico that will be finalized later this month -- ended the year at 15.496 million units. That marks a 5-year low but the fifth-best year on record, with all the top five years coming since 1996. See related data ...

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