The trucks were made at the Ford plant in Kentucky and are ready for sale, but they are missing semiconductor chips.
CARROLLTON, Kentucky – The stands at Kentucky Speedway have been empty for months, but the parking lot tells a different story.
The lot is packed with thousands of Ford Super Duty Trucks.
“We noticed about three to four weeks ago that they had parked the trucks there and wondered why,” said Pat Roeder. “As of last week, it’s overwhelming – you can’t believe there are so many trucks.”
The trucks were made at Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant and are ready for sale, but they are missing semiconductors. They are the small computer chips that are built into vehicles. A global shortage due to the pandemic is affecting Ford and all other automakers.
The shortage has changed the schedules and even closed the Louisville plant at times. The lot shows that they are still making the Super Duty trucks while waiting for parts.
Ford gave a statement to WHAS11 News that said in part, “Ford will build and hold these vehicles for a few weeks and then deliver the vehicles to dealerships once the modules are available and extensive quality checks are completed.”
While there are too many trucks in the Kentucky Speedway parking lot to count, it’s only a fraction of the vehicles stored across Kentucky and across the country.
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