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Tennessee Tech Says Glider Kit Emissions Study Conclusions Inaccurate

Tennessee Tech Says Glider Kit Emissions Study Conclusions Inaccurate

Tennessee Tech said some of the conclusions of its study of glider kit emissions were not accurate, and that the data does not support its earlier statements that the remanufactured engines used in glider kits performed as well as OEM engines certified under EPA emissions standards.

October 25, 2018

GHG Phase 2 Glider Kit Restrictions to be Enforced After All

GHG Phase 2 Glider Kit Restrictions to be Enforced After All

After a court challenge stymied its efforts to give makers of glider kits a reprieve from challenged provisions of its greenhouse gas regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn an order to not enforce those regulations against small manufacturers of glider kits.

July 27, 2018

More Allegations Made in Repeal of Proposed Glider Kit Restrictions Under GHG Phase 2

More Allegations Made in Repeal of Proposed Glider Kit Restrictions Under GHG Phase 2

Several members of Congress have asked the inspector general of the Environmental Protection Agency to look into allegations that there was improper contact between Volvo Group, the Truck & Engine Manufacturers Association, and the EPA regarding the agency’s regulation of glider kits under its Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 rules.

July 5, 2018

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

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.

March 13, 2018

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

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.

December 4, 2017

EPA to Reconsider GHG Standards for Trailers, Glider Kits

EPA to Reconsider GHG Standards for Trailers, Glider Kits

Just months before new greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency rules affecting trailers and glider kits are scheduled to start taking effect, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to revisit those rules.

August 17, 2017

Court Deals Setback to Challenge of EPA GHG Regs

A legal challenge of the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks has failed after an appeals court found the California trucking groups that had filed suit lacked standing.

April 27, 2015

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