Navistar confirms ‘workforce reductions’

| August 30, 2013

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Navistar is cutting jobs, but declines further comment until an event next week, said spokesperson Elissa Maurer.

The Chicago Tribune reported on Aug. 9 that the company was planning “a few hundred layoffs.” Another 140 contract jobs are reported to be terminated as well. The Chicago-area Daily Herald published a similar story.


“We have been in the process of workforce reductions and more details will be covered on our third quarter analyst call on Wednesday morning,” wrote Maurer.

  • Dave

    What about Mexican workforce reductions?

  • John Scott

    NAVSTAR has some serious issues and has for some time. Some of it their own doing and some of it you can thank good old EPA regulations. Here is my take on trucks. One is that after the 2003 EPA phase in of EGR emission regulations. Truck reliability and longevity have been reduced. After 500,000 miles all bets are off on how long before major costs eat into a EPA emission truck. Its a dirty little secret in the industry that nobody wants to admit too. But small owner operators are simply failing because of these costs. The fleets have long known this and have planed accordingly by replacing trucks before that 500,000 mark. NAVISTAR has simply lost out to fleets because of their own truck engines having issues. They should have left the truck engines to the engine makers.

  • Guest

    Who can afford to BUY a truck?? You have to COMPETE with illegal aliens who are used to earning $30 per week??
    How do you compete with THAT? They buy an old junker and show up at the Customer ready to haul for Peanuts.
    You try to haul your CUT RATE load theru the weigh station and get place OUT of SERVICE from the CSA PROGRAM??
    You would have to be INSANE to go into DEBT…gambling that you would be able tomake monthly Payments. ALL the OLD guys who DID buy trucks are Quitting!!! They hadMONEY from 30 years of working….the new guy aint got nothing and will remain in POVERTY..Good luck selling a TRUCK.!!!! lol…and go to hell.

  • Guest

    TRUE Dave…..we have thousands upon thousands of illegal aliens driving in the Southwest..Fontana to El Paso…all yousee is Old Beater trucks…with OUR loads in their Ancient Trailers…they haul for CHEAP…Nobody could meake a Truck Payment on a NEW truck and compete with illegal aliens…..even if the HAVE some RIGHT to be aVISA..they haul for DIRT CHEAP…only achumpwould go out on a limb andbuy aBRAND NEW truck???? Payments would take all the revenues for the month.

  • Guest

    Mega Fleets are all hiring STUDENTS..they wont put them into a Brand New truck…the student is happy with an old truck..he doesnt know the difference….Who NEEDS new trucks???? EVERY single mega fleet today is begging for STUDENTS to get the $10k Gov Subsidy and pay the kid next to nothing……NEW trucks??? What for???? So the student can CRASH them?? lol.

  • Guest

    Aug 30…Trucker arrested with 18,000 lbs of DOPE in his old junker tractor/trailer San Onofre on I-5 Calif.
    Who needs a NEW TRUCK??

  • Guest

    That “trucker” was arrested at the Northbound San Onofre Scalehouse on I-5 in Calif…with 14 Million Dollars of Weed in his old beat Container 53′ Trailer…..he was driving an Old Beat international longnose…..hmmmm They were quick to say he was an “AMERICAN”?? But no NAME or company name was divulged as of Sept 1…this BUST happened Aug 30…..they are HIDING the details as usual…He was NOT driving a Shiny NEW NAVISTAR…nope…had an old junker…there is pictures of the PALLETS of WEED and the T/T unit…….Im betting this “driver” is actually NOT as
    AMERICAN as this article is wanting us to believe…….

  • Guest

    Funny Reading: Jan 13, 2008…Jefferson Country Tenn.
    MileMarker 413…..2 illegal aliens in an ancient Freighliner are blazing a trail on I-40 eastbound to Hunt Point Market…
    55 zone….they are doing 85……AND carrying 100 lbs of COCAINE mixed in with the produce…….too funny..
    Mario from MORENO VALLEY, Calif and JOSE from BAKERSFIELD are off to prison.

  • Guest

    …so many articles on here of mexicans caught hauling DOPE in there trailers…..hilarious stuff.. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.