North American auto makers have robust production plans for the year’s third quarter to keep up with strong consumer demand, necessitating the elimination of some traditional early July downtime. As presently mapped, car and truck assembly plants are charged with building 3,922,800 vehicles in the July-September period, up 4.6% from the 3,749,100 units turned out in like-2012. Significantly, truck production, including mediums and heavies, is set to rise 8.1% to 2,219,100 units ...
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