glider kits

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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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 | Features 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 | Senior 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

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