MILAN -- Talks have stalled between Italy's Fiat and striking truck drivers, who are blocking its factories, the carmaker said on Monday, adding it saw no solution in the short term.
Fiat has started legal action against the truckers, who have been on strike for almost a month, and said in a statement it was also considering buying its own fleet of car transporters.
"Continuation of a nearly total block of the transport of vehicles, also by means of threats and physical violence, is causing very serious commercial, industrial and economic damage to the company," Fiat said.
It also appealed to strikers to let its factories resume production and asked the government to protect those breaking the strike.
The truckers are striking against car transporter companies and not against Fiat, which nevertheless has been forced to close some of its plants.