The Hindu Business Line reports that Ashok Leyland, manufacturer of commercial vehicles, said on Monday that it planned to reduce its workforce by around 1,000 during 2003-04. "We had reduced our strength from 15,300 six-seven years ago to 11,900 now. We will probably have to reduce by another 1,000," the managing director R. Seshasayee, told press on the sidelines of `Tele Trans 2003', a conference on telematics in transportation in Bangalore.