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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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Gliders, E-Axles: E&MU Looks at 'Old' and 'New'

The January/February edition of Equipment & Maintenance Update examines electric axles, one of the industry’s latest technology advancements, and glider kits, which some truck operators view as a more reliable, cost-effective option compared with trucks with new engines.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
January 19, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

EPA Proposal to Repeal Glider Kit Limit Draws Strong Battle Lines

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

A proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to repeal a limit on the number of glider kits built annually is shaping up to be a battle pitting independent truckers and those that would reap economic benefits from more gliders against environmentalists, new truck makers and most trucking-related trade organizations.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Comment Period About to Close on Hotly Debated Glider Provision Repeal

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

WASHINGTON — To the Environmental Protection Agency, the trucking industry and clean air advocates, semi-trucks outfitted with glider kits represent a new front in the debate over government regulation. And this week happens to be a key week for deciding how and whether trucks like these can continue to be made and sold.

Stephen Koff | Advance Ohio Media
January 4, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

EPA Urged Not to Repeal Rule Regulating Glider Truck Emissions

Fitzgerald Glider Kit on display at Mid-America Trucking Show John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Dozens of representatives for trucking trade associations, health and environmental nonprofits, private citizens, truck dealers and manufacturers on Dec. 4 urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not to repeal a provision in the 2016 Obama administration Phase 2 greenhouse gas reduction rule to regulate emissions requirements for glider kits.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 4, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

EPA Issues Proposed Rule to Repeal Regulation of Glider Kits

Fitzgerald Glider Kit on display at Mid-America Trucking Show John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Nov. 9 issued a proposed rule to repeal the Obama administration’s Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emission and Fuel Efficiency Standards for the glider industry.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 9, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

EPA to Issue Rulemaking Repealing Phase 2 Rule for Glider Kits

GHG truck with gliders GHG truck with gliders by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The EPA has notified the Office of Management and Budget the agency intends to issue a proposed rule repealing the greenhouse gas Phase 2 emissions requirement for glider vehicles, glider engines and glider kits.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2017