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Element is closely monitoring the union contract negotiations between GM, Ford and Stellantis and the U.S. United Auto Workers (UAW) and the Canadian union, Unifor.
For the most up-to-date information from the OEMs and unions, please access via the links below.
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Barron's (website) | November 20, 2023 | Press release
Workers from Ford, General Motors and Stellantis ratified new contracts with hefty wage hikes, their union announced, closing the books on the historic autoworkers strike at the three Detroit giants.
Ford Authority (website) | November 18, 2023 | Brett Foote
Workers at the existing Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama plant and the future EV-dedicated Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America in Georgia will benefit from this new wage structure, which is set to take effect in January 2024 and result in U.S. production team member hourly wages increasing by a total of 25% by 2028.
Quartz (website) | November 20, 2023 | Ananya Bhattacharya
The wave of strikes against Ford, General Motors and Stellantis has had a positive ripple effect on wages across the US auto industry. Nissan and several other non-union automakers – largely foreign and mostly Japanese – have announced U.S. pay raises to stay competitive and keep workers content.
In the event of a hurricane, it is important to follow these tips to ensure fleet drivers and their vehicles are properly equipped to weather the storm.
We continuously monitor vehicle supply chain volatility caused by residual effects of the pandemic and update our clients with critical information as is becomes available.
Fleet drivers should use our Supplier Locator to find fuel stations and repair shops in their area. In the event of natural disasters and other unforeseen circumstances, fuel stations and maintenance shops may close or adjust their hours. Check the last updated information under details. Those with updates over 24 hours old are likely not viable options.
Effective January 1, 2023, the California Air and Resource Board (CARB) will require diesel trucks and buses in participating states and with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 14,000 pounds to reduce exhaust emissions by meeting particulate matter (PM) filter requirements and upgrade to a 2010 or newer engine model year (EMY).
Element experts are here to help you plan for compliance with the CARB regulation and identify truck classifications that could be impacted in your fleet.
Learn more about the truck and bus regulation.