The wonders of large, bureaucratic planning:
The "inventory of Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size trucks stood at 122 days at the end of June, according to the Automotive News Data Center." AN says the preferred inventory number is 80 days. . . .
And guess who is profiting from the change of fortunes?
Midsize-truck buyers must look to Japan. The midsize-truck segment has largely become a neglected stepchild of the U.S. auto market. . . . The domestic Big Three have essentially mothballed their midsize efforts to focus on more popular - and higher-profit -- large pickups. The Japanese giants in the U.S. now dominate the midsize-truck business.
Bonus question: are American bureaucracies worse than those of other countries? If there is truth to multiculturalism, presumably some cultures create more and others less efficient bureaucracies.