Glider Kits

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March 13, 2018

Senators, Former EPA Chiefs Urge Agency to Drop Glider Reg Repeal

Two Democratic senators who oversee environmental issues sent a letter on March 12 to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, urging him to reverse his November 2017 proposal to repeal air emission standards for glider kits.

February 22, 2018

Tennessee Tech Disavows Maligned Glider Kit Study Pending Review

Tennessee Tech's president has sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urging that it not use the university's glider kit environmental impact study pending an investigation into the validity of its results.

February 20, 2018

Controversial Glider Kit Environmental Study Comes Under Fire

A controversial study commissioned by Fitzgerald Glider Kits that played a key role in a recent EPA proposal to rollback glider kit restrictions has come under fire by the faculty of the Tennessee university that conducted it.

January 8, 2018

Environmental Group, State Attorneys Urge EPA to Keep Glider Kit GHG Rules

Environmental advocates, state attorneys general, and others are urging the Environmental Protection Agency to maintain the Obama administration’s ruling on glider kits under the Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 rules, calling the current efforts to reverse the rule at odds with the Clean Air Act.

December 4, 2017

EPA Proposal to Exempt Gliders from GHG Regs Draws Criticism in Hearing

Opponents of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to roll back the glider kit portion of its greenhouse gas emissions regulations testified Monday that the agency is ignoring its own research and that excepting gliders will put truck and engine makers at a significant competitive disadvantage.

November 9, 2017

EPA Issues Proposal to Pull Glider Kits from GHG/MPG Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposed rule on Nov. 9 that would repeal emission requirements for glider vehicles, glider engines, and glider kits.

October 31, 2017

EPA Aiming to Yank Glider Kits from GHG/MPG Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency has begun the formal process to launch a rulemaking that would eliminate provisions affecting glider kits within the Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards, which start to take effect in January.

October 27, 2017

Uncertainty Surrounds Trailers and GHG Phase 2

Trailer aerodynamics and glider kits might get a reprieve from the fuel-efficiency rules, but backing away from national rules would turn California loose, some warn.

August 30, 2016

Phase 2 GHG Rules to Curtail Use of Glider Kits

Starting in January of 2021, under the new greenhouse gas regulations, glider kits will be allowed mostly for their original purpose, which was reclaiming late-model powertrains from wrecked trucks.

July 20, 2016

Fitzgerald Glider Kits Acquires Two Peterbilt Dealerships

Fitzgerald Glider Kits has finalized the purchase of two Peterbilt dealerships in the southwest region of Virginia, formerly known by the name Performance Peterbilt of Bristol.

March 24, 2016

EPA Not Backing off GHG Rules for Trailers, Glider Kits

EPA and NHTSA have again indicated they intend to regulate truck trailers and glider kits under their Phase 2 proposal for limiting the GHG emissions and fuel consumption of on-highway trucks.

May 13, 2015

T-Line, Successor to Diamond T, Plans Return to Market

Exclusive — Diamond Specialty Vehicles LLC hopes to begin producing Class 6, 7 and 8 trucks, tractors and glider kits, mostly for vocational use, later this year, promising quality and simplicity.

February 11, 2015

Freightliner Dealer to Build APG Dual-Fuel Vocational Trucks

Harrison Truck Centers will introduce a diesel-natural gas fueling system on severe-duty glider-kitted trucks, using a Turbocharged Natural Gas Dual Fuel System from American Power Group.

May 9, 2014

Test Drive: Clarke-APG Dual-Fuel Glider

From the ground and behind the wheel, you’d think this Freightliner Columbia is brand new. This was obvious on a run out on Interstate 70 in eastern Missouri, pulling a hopper-bottom trailer with a heavy load of granulated lime destined for an animal-food plant in Montgomery City, west of St. Louis. It rode, shifted and ran like new, and was just as comfortable.

February 5, 2014

FET Exemption for Glider-Kitted Trucks Might End, IRS Indicates

Exemption from the 12% FET is a major benefit of buying gliders instead of new trucks, but new IRS thinking would take away that break.

February 4, 2014

Truck Buying Options: New, Used, Buy or Lease

What’ll it be, buddy? New or used? Buy or lease? A salesperson could throw those questions at a prospective buyer and get a combination of answers, and none of them would be absolutely wrong. Because like everything in trucking, “it depends.”

February 3, 2014

Dual-Fuel Gliders: A Way to Get Into Natural Gas for Less Money

Dual-fuel glider kits are a relatively new alternative for fleets looking to tap into the benefits of natural gas but at less cost than buying a new, dedicated NG vehicle. A glider is a new truck without some powertrain components. Shops in the field add rebuilt or remanufactured engines, transmissions and rear axles.

January 13, 2014

The Return of the Truck that Never Went Away

Many thought the Argosy COE went out of production in 2006, but it's still available in NAFTA markets as a glider kit. DTNA says interest in the truck is growing as more customers become aware of its continued availability.

December 12, 2013

Glider-Kit Tractor to Demo Money-Saving Dual-Fuel System, Cab Heater

A demonstrator tractor featuring dual-fuel equipment and a diesel-fueled heater will show the advantages of the glider kits run partly on natural gas and heaters that warm engine coolant and the cab without engine idling.

November 20, 2013

EcoDual, Hunter Truck Sales to Offer Peterbilt Dual Fuel Gliders

EcoDual Inc. is partnering with Hunter Truck Sales, one of Peterbilt dealers with 15 locations throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. Hunter will provide custom configured Peterbilt gliders with EcoDual's platform, the MAX/SR Dual Fuel System.

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