GM Cuts Truck Production Next Month

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. says it is cutting pickup truck production next month in a sign that truck sales aren't as robust as the company had hoped.

Spokesman Tom Wickham says GM cancelled five scheduled overtime shifts on Saturdays in September and October. He didn't know how many vehicles would be affected, but the Flint, Mich., plant where the pickups are made can produce 900 trucks per day.

The Flint plant added a third shift earlier this month.

GM has acknowledged having an unusually high inventory of pickups. At the end of July, it had 115 days' worth of pickups to sell. An 80-day supply is more typical.

Chevrolet Silverado sales are up 7 percent this year, but that's less than sales have risen industry-wide.