GM cutting overtime shifts at two U.S. truck plants due to chip shortage


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Line workers work on the chassis of full-size General Motors pickup trucks at the Flint Assembly plant on June 12, 2019 in Flint, Michigan.
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General Motors is cutting overtime production this weekend at two U.S. assembly plants that produce its highly profitable full-size pickups due to the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage impacting the global automotive industry.

The plants in Flint, Michigan and Fort Wayne, Indiana produce a mix of the company's full-size pickups, including Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 models s as well as their larger siblings.

This is the first time the Detroit automaker has cut production shifts for its full-size pickups due to the months-long chip shortage. GM has significantly cut production at its car and crossover plants in North America to prioritize chips for the pickups as well as the company's full-size SUVs.

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