Car transporter puts brakes on services

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WINDSOR, Ont. — North America’s largest auto transporter, Allied Systems, has put the brakes on its services to GM and Chrysler and has impounded about 1,700 GM cars and hundreds more belonging to Chrysler.

According to news reports, the car carrier initially agreed to rate rollbacks, which were then rebuffed by the Teamsters union representing its drivers, leaving Allied in a position where it was unable to fulfill its commitments.

“Allied has made the decision not to supply services to GM,” the company said in a statement. “We are taking immediate steps to re-source the work previously performed by Allied and no production disruptions are expected as a result of the transition.”

Lawsuits against Allied have been filed in Canada and the US in an attempt to secure the release of the impounded vehicles, according to news reports.

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  • Allied put them selfs in this spot by agreeing on rate decreases when everythings are going up, Can,t pay bills and proper wages on rate decreases, GM and Chysler needs there butts kicked for even trying to starve out another company.