Allied car haulers strike.

From the Winston-Salem Journal: 
Union workers at Allied Systems Ltd. in Walkertown are expected to go on strike this morning.
"They are planning to walk out at 6 a.m.," Ricky Stone, the manager of Allied Systems, said Wednesday, declining to say how many local employees work at Allied Systems, a division of Allied Systems Holdings that delivers new cars to dealerships.

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The word on the street is that management lowered effective pay by about 20% and said "take it or leave it."  Have not confirmed this, but something must be pissing off the teamsters, because I'm pretty sure those guys have bills to pay.

Wonder what would happen to load rates if everybody else joined the strike for a week or two?  It'll never happen, but it's fun to think about it.

UPDATE:  5PM Eastern DST
  • Chrysler announced they have been affected by labor disruption as well.
  • GM switching carriers