Daimler Trucks North America is notifying workers at its plants of potential layoffs, including at the plants in Mount Holly, Gastonia and Cleveland in Rowan County.
Company officials wouldn't confirm any numbers on Tuesday, but several worried employees reached out to Eyewitness News, saying they were told it could be up 80 layoffs at the Gastonia plant, 400 at the Mount Holly plant and 600 to 700 at the plant in the town of Cleveland.
Other sources said they heard the same numbers.
It's a scary thought for businesses close to the plants.
Tommy's Drive-In is just up the road from the Gastonia Freightliner plant.