MADRID -- Spain's new-car sales could be hit if a strike by car transporters goes ahead.
Companies that transport cars from auto plants to dealers are demanding that automakers pay them 9 percent more to offset rising fuel prices.
ANP, the Spanish car transport association, says its members will refuse to make deliveries if automakers do not meet their demand by November 22.
In December 2000 a similar strike reduced Spain's car sales by 21 percent for that month.
Trucks transport about 65 percent of the 2.5 million new cars built in Spain annually.