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Appeals Court Temporarily Stays EPA Decision to Not Enforce Glider Kit Truck Regulation

Fitzgerald Glider Kits trucks (John Sommers II for Transport Topics) Fitzgerald Glider Kits trucks (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

A federal appeals court has issued a temporary stay blocking a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to not enforce an Obama administration regulation that limits glider kit truck manufacturers to building no more than 300 of the trucks a year.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 19, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

Environmental Groups Ask Court to End EPA Delay of Glider Truck Rule

John Sommers II for TT

Environmental groups asked a federal court July 17 to stop the EPA from giving new trucks with rebuilt engines a break from meeting air pollution standards.

Sam McQuillan | Bloomberg News
July 17, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Limit of 300 Gliders Per Small Manufacturer Suspended, EPA Says

Fitzgerald Glider Kits A Peterbilt on display at the Fitzgerald Glider Kits booth during 2017 MATS. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has suspended through the end of 2019 a cap on the number of glider kits that a single builder may produce, the agency told Transport Topics July 9.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 9, 2018
Government, Business

Pruitt’s Exit Prompts Lawmakers, Industry to Shift Spotlight to Acting EPA Chief

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The end of Scott Pruitt’s run as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was announced July 5, and has members of Congress and stakeholders already focusing on his successor. EPA deputy administrator Andrew Wheeler was tapped to take on the role of acting chief starting July 9.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 6, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

EPA Advisory Board to Review Science Behind the Agency’s Glider Truck Rule Repeal Proposal

Fitzgerald Glider Kit installed in a Peterbilt 389 (Fitzgerald Glider Kits via YouTube)

An Environmental Protection Agency advisory board is reviewing the quality and relevance of scientific and technical information used to justify repealing an Obama administration regulation that limits the production of glider trucks.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Canadian Government Publishes Final Rule on GHG, Glider Kits

Installation of glider kit in a Peterbilt truck. A glider kit is installed in a Peterbilt truck. (Fitzgerald Glider Kits via YouTube)

The Canadian office of Environment and Climate Change published a final rule on greenhouse gas regulations pertaining to heavy-duty trucks and engines in Part 2 of the Gazette on May 30.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Trucking Interests Battle GOP Members of Congress on EPA Proposed Repeal of Glider Rule

Peterbilts before engine installation. Peterbilts before engine installation. (Fitzgerald Glider Kits via YouTube)

A trucking industry-related coalition is engaged in a behind-the-scenes skirmish with two dozen Republican members of Congress over whether the Environmental Protection Agency should be required to conduct a regulatory impact analysis to support the agency’s proposal to repeal an Obama administration rule limiting the manufacture of glider kits.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Several Members of Congress Send Letters Asking EPA to Drop Proposal to Repeal Glider Kit Regulation

Glider John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have written three letters to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt asking him to reconsider his proposal to repeal an Obama administration regulation that would limit the number of glider kits manufactured each year.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 20, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

Tennessee University Investigating Possible Research Misconduct in Glider Vehicle Testing

Fitzgerald glider kit A Fitzgerald glider kit on display at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Officials at a Tennessee university are investigating allegations of possible research misconduct in connection with a glider vehicle emissions study that concluded glider vehicles with remanufactured engines do not pollute the air any more than heavy trucks with newer engines.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 16, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

CARB Defies EPA, Retains Obama Era Phase 2 GHG Rule

Glider Kits Fitzgerald Glider Kits booth at MATS by Philip Scott Andrews for Transport Topics

The California Air Resources Board on Feb. 8 unanimously approved plans to retain two Obama administration Phase 2 greenhouse gas emissions rule provisions for medium- and heavy-duty trucks that would regulate glider kits and trailer emissions.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2018

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