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GM agrees to pay fuel surcharge

OSHAWA, Ont. -- General Motors (GM) has bowed to pressure from the Independent Automotive Truckers Association (IAT...


OSHAWA, Ont. — General Motors (GM) has bowed to pressure from the Independent Automotive Truckers Association (IATA) and agreed to pay a fuel surcharge.

The announcement comes just days after the IATA scheduled a meeting for owner/operators who aren’t receiving fuel surcharges from the major auto companies.

IATA leader, Bill Wellman, says the 3.5 per cent fuel surcharge agreed to by GM "may work out to be about five cents per mile."

"I’m very happy," says Wellman, noting the association will now go after Ford and Chrysler for a similar arrangement.

The meeting, scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. at the commercial cardlock at Thickson Rd. and Hwy. 401, will go ahead as planned, says Wellman.


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