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Tennessee Tech Nixes Plan to Build Intelligent Mobility Center With Fitzgerald Glider Kits

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

Tennessee Tech University officials have ended plans to establish an Intelligent Mobility Research Center in a partnership with Fitzgerald Glider Kits after a university research misconduct investigation discredited a university study that concluded in some cases glider trucks polluted less than newer heavy trucks.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 6, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Glider Kit Study Drew ‘Inaccurate’ Conclusions, Tennessee Tech Finds

Fitzgerald glider kit A Fitzgerald glider kit on display at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

A misconduct investigation completed by Tennessee Technological University concluded that university researchers erred when stating in an industry-funded glider kit study that emissions from the trucks are as clean or cleaner than those from newer trucks.

Joe Howard and Eric Miller | Staff Reporters
October 24, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Four Democratic Representatives Seek IG Investigation of TTU Glider Study

TTU Glider Study Daimler Trucks North America gliders at a 2017 show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Four House Democrats have asked the Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General to investigate a glider truck study by a Tennessee Tech University researcher. The study already is the subject of a research misconduct investigation by the university.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 11, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

EPA Inspector General to Audit Agency’s Emissions Test on Gliders

An Elkhorn glider kit on display Elkhorn Valley Trucks

At the request of four Republican congressmen, the Office of Inspector General for the Environmental Protection Agency has announced plans to conduct an audit of a 2017 EPA study that concluded glider trucks are bigger polluters than trucks that meet newer federal emissions standards.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 7, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

Andrew Wheeler’s Reversal on Glider Order Earns Democratic Praise

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

WASHINGTON — A recent move by the acting U.S. EPA administrator to reverse his predecessor’s order on an Obama-era rule on glider kits for trucks earned him praise from the top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 1, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

EPA Reverses Course, Will Enforce Rule Limiting Production of Glider Trucks

Glider Kit A Kenworth truck with a Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine at the Fitzgerald Glider Kits booth at 2016 MATS. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has reversed a controversial decision made earlier this month that would have allowed the proliferation of glider kit trucks until the end of 2019.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 27, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

16 States Join Request for Court Review of EPA’s Glider Decision

Fitzgerald Glider Kit installed in a Peterbilt 389 Fitzgerald glider kit via YouTube

Attorneys general from 16 states have joined a request that an appeals court review a decision by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials to not enforce an Obama-era regulation limiting the production of glider kit trucks to 300 units per manufacturer.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 24, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

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

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