Consumer Action joins Teamsters to highlight auto hauling problems

Driver safety, confidence undermined by damage done to cars during transport by inept haulers

Contact: Linda Sherry, 202-544-3088

Representatives from the Teamsters Union, consumer advocates from Consumer for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS) and Consumer Action and members of Congress will hold a press teleconference on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009 at 11 a.m. to announce the findings of the report “Damaged When Delivered?”

The report is an inside look at the risks to public safety and consumer confidence when new GM and Chrysler vehicles are delivered by cut-rate and inexperienced carhauling companies. Auto giants Chrysler and GM are changing their practices so that new cars will be delivered by inexperienced drivers using inappropriate equipment and methods that endanger the vehicles they are delivering to unsuspecting drivers.

Consumers who purchase these vehicles may not realized they are damaged goods until the harm becomes a safety issue. Members of the media that wish to participate in the “Damaged When Delivered?” press teleconference can call in at (800) 288-8975.

If you wish to receive an embargoed copy of the report in advance and RSVP for the press call, please contact Galen Munroe of the Teamsters at (202) 624-6904 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

WHO: Fred Zuckerman, Teamsters Automobile Transporters Industry Division Director Rosemary Shahan, President, Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS) Linda Sherry, Director, National Priorities, Consumer Action Rep. Joe Baca, (D-CA) Rep. William Clay (D-MO) Bud Palmer, Teamster Carhauler

WHAT: Press Teleconference

WHERE: By Phone

WHEN: Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 11 a.m.

CALL: (800) 288-8975




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