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Update, July The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by a decision issued an emergency stay on Wednesday in response to a lawsuit by the Environmental Defense Fund and other environmental groups. The order forces the Environmental Protection Agency to enforce stricter rules on “super polluting” glider trucks as the court considers permanently overriding Scott Pruitt’s final decision as the EPA’s leader.

The original story published earlier this month follows.


Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt managed to fire a Parthian shot on his final day in office when he cemented a massive loophole for some of the dirtiest, most polluting trucks on the road, allowing manufacturers to build even more of them.

It was Pruitt’s final knock to clean air after President Donald Trump asked him to resign Thursday as months of mounting scandals came to a head. “Pruitt didn’t want to leave his post and was described as being devastated that he had to resign,” according to Jennifer Dlouhy and Jennifer Jacobs at Bloomberg. Andrew Wheeler, a former lobbyist for industries including coal, will take over EPA as acting director on Monday.

Pruitt’s last policy decision benefits a small slice of truck manufacturers, including one that hosted a campaign event for Donald Trump.

The loophole, which the Obama administration took steps to close, involves glider kits. These are brand new trucks, but without an engine or transmission (hence why they “glide”). This category of truck was created so manufacturers could salvage parts from older trucks, or parts from those damaged in accidents.

However, older engines adhere to older pollution standards. They often don’t use technologies like selective catalytic reduction, a method to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions that cause smog and acid rain. These pollution control systems mandated on new trucks add cost, complexity, and can hamper fuel economy. So some truck buyers aren’t fans.

A cottage industry quickly sprang up to take advantage of this loophole and to pitch the virtues of gliders to buyers. “This process creates a reliable, more fuel efficient truck that requires less maintenance, yields less downtime and has the safety features and amenities owners have come to expect in trucks on the road today,” according to Fitzgerald Glider Kits, that largest glider truck manufacturer in the United States.

Production of glider trucks surged from 1, in to 10, in , and is on track to increase further.

However, the EPA’s tests showed that even shiny new glider trucks can spew upward of 55 times the amount of pollution of modern trucks that use the current generation of pollution controls. Though they make up a tiny fraction of the overall trucking fleet, the EPA estimated that if current trends hold, gliders would account for half of all nitrogen oxide pollution from trucks by The American Lung Association described the trucks as “super polluting.”

So under Obama, the EPA moved to throttle the loophole and limit the number of glider trucks produced each year to As Camille von Kaenel at E&E News observed:

The Obama EPA estimated that the rule’s requirement that gliders use modern engines in alone would have prevented between and 1, premature deaths over the lifetime of the vehicles.

But left unchecked, refurbished trucks would emit more per year than all vehicles affected by the Volkswagen AG emissions-cheating scandal would have spewed by , according to an analysis by the nonprofit Union of Concerned Scientists.

The cap was supposed to take effect this year.

“Our goose was cooked until President Trump and Pruitt came to town,” wrote Tommy Fitzgerald Sr., CEO of Fitzgerald Glider Kits, in the Daily Caller. Trump met with Fitzgerald when campaigning for president in Pruitt then met with Fitzgerald after taking office.

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Pruitt’s EPA soon began working to undo the Obama-era policy.

To justify keeping the loophole open, the EPA cited a study by Tennessee Tech University funded by Fitzgerald. The study showed that the pollution from glider trucks is on par with that from completely new trucks.

The university has since disavowed the study, with the interim dean of Tennessee Tech’s engineering department Darrell Hoy calling the key finding a “farfetched, scientifically implausible claim.” He also noted in a memo that raising the alarm about the study could be “professional suicide” since Fitzgerald funds some facilities at the school. The university is also conducting an investigation.

Of course, shady science was not enough to stop Scott Pruitt. The EPA said earlier this month it would not enforce the truck cap through the end of Per the New York Times’s Eric Lipton:

“The Agency is exercising its enforcement discretion in and ,” Molly Block, an agency spokeswoman, said in a statement late Friday, meaning that it is notifying glider manufacturers that even though the limit legally remains in place, the companies can effectively ignore it.

The agency, she said, is also considering formally delaying the unit cap until December — by which point it hopes to have permanently repealed the cap.

That means the most-polluting trucks in America may see a resurgence and Pruitt’s toxic legacy will endure, at least for now.

Sours: https://www.vox.com//7/8//scott-pruitt-epa-truck-pollution-glider-kit-loophole
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  2. Egad that&#;s a hachet job article but if they take away gliders many of us will just completely recondition our trucks and rebuild them until we retire limiting gliders will not limit the number of these engines on the road
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    Fitzgerald Glider Kits is North America’s largest and most trusted Glider Kit assembler.
    Fitzgerald Glider Kits specializes in installing the remanufactured main components (engine, transmission and/or rear ends) from a donor truck that was either wrecked or unsafe for the road, into a new cab and chassis built by the OEM. We offer Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner and Western Star Glider Kits with pre-emission Detroit, Cummins and Caterpillar engine options. This process creates a reliable, more fuel efficient truck that requires less maintenance, yields less downtime and has the safety features and amenities owners have come to expect in trucks on the road today.

    Fitzgerald Glider Kits also offers one of the best Nationwide Warranties for their kits and has over 1, approved service shops and over Preferred Service Centers across the US.

    The company is based in central Tennessee and produces more than 3, trucks per year. They offer various models of the Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner, and Western Star brands.

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    Fitzgerald Glider Kits was founded in , by Tommy Fitzgerald Sr. and his Brother, Ricky Fitzgerald. The two Brothers drove OTR for more than a decade before opening up their own service facility and assembling their first Glider Kit.

    Out of that one bay facility located in Pall Mall, TN, they were tasked by a local owner operator with taking crucial components out from their wrecked truck (engine, transmission and/or rears) and transferring them into a new cab and chassis. The owner op had no other choice as he was unable to afford a new truck at the time. The job was a success and they were able to get back on the road in a truck without the financial burden of having to purchase a new truck.

    Tommy and Ricky knew there was a need in the industry for a quality built Glider Kit that was reliable and a solid economical option for smaller companies and fleets. They took the knowledge they learned on the road and the skills in the shop and over the years continued to improve these Gliders. Their goal was to assemble a truck that was easy to service, capable of getting better fuel mileage and very reliable.

    Almost 30 years later, you can still find the two of them around our facilities looking for innovative and economical ways to improve our Glider Kits. The company is still privately held with with the two founders, Robert Fitzgerald, Tommy Fitzgerald Jr and longtime family friend & associate, Nick Bresaw as partners. Their hard work, commitment and perseverance has paid off and they have been able to build Fitzgerald Glider Kits into industry leader status, offering premiere highway and vocational Glider Kits.

    Fitzgerald Glider Kits knows that a truck needs to operate up to and beyond its “useful life”. A well assembled Glider gives small businesses, fleets and owner operators the ability to minimize downtime, decrease overall fuel consumption and provide the driver today’s amenities and key safety features. Click here to read more about the benefits of owning a Glider Kit.

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    gilder kits on freightliner trucksThe glider market grew from a few hundred sales a year in to upwards of 10, as recently as Gliders sported pre-emissions-regs engines -- no exhaust gas recirculation or selective catalytic reduction components and, thus, no need for DEF. With simpler technology and refurbished engines, the products were much cheaper than new trucks with new engines, making them attractive buys for small-business truckers.Three years after emissions regulations took effect in January that severely restricted production of Class 8 glider kit trucks, there’s seemingly no options for owner-operators or small fleets to purchase a new glider kit. That includes buying straight from truck manufacturers or dealers for truckers who want to build and assemble their own glider truck.

    Not only did the Phase II tractor-trailer emissions regulations enacted in hamper production of builder-sellers like Fitzgerald, Ervin’s and Harrison’s, the regs in recent years spurred major truck makers to pull their glider body sales entirely.

    Peterbilt and Freightliner, two of the more popular glider options from kit assemblers, confirmed this week they no longer sell gliders at all -- even to individuals, let alone to companies who were mass assembling those kits to then sell. 

    “After plus years of building gliders, Daimler Trucks North America made the decision to exit the business segment and built our final gliders" in , a company spokesperson said. That includes both Freightliner and Western Star gliders. 

    Peterbilt, in statement to Overdrive, said it discontinued glider sales in Likewise, Mack, Volvo and Kenworth also said they no longer sell glider kits, even to end consumers.  Navistar did not by press time respond to queries as to whether they still sell gliders.

    The end of the glider market comes after a rollercoaster ride over the past decade for glider kit builders and regulations surrounding them. 

    Completed glider builds -- those equipped with refurbished engines and transmissions in new truck bodies and chassis -- became popular among owner-operators and small fleets as an alternative to buying new in the wake of tightening federal emissions regulations that took effect in and Those restrictions caused engine makers to add new emissions-cutting tech, driving up costs of new trucks.

    The glider market grew from a few hundred sales a year in to upwards of 10, as recently as Gliders sported pre-emissions-regs engines -- no exhaust gas recirculation or selective catalytic reduction components and, thus, no need for DEF. With simpler technology and refurbished engines, the products were much cheaper than new trucks with new engines, making them attractive buys for small-business truckers.

    Also, assemblers like Fitzgerald Glider Kits, the largest kit builder, and others offered the trucks as nearly custom builds, selling completed gliders in a long list of colors and with custom painted engines, among other custom add-ons.

    But those kit sales came under scrutiny by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which said gliders presented a staggeringly outsized portion of tailpipe emissions among new trucks sold each year.

    In a interview with Overdrive, Matt Spears, then head of EPA’s heavy-duty on-road sector, said emissions of greenhouse gases and particulate matter from 10, glider kits equalled the emissions output of about , new trucks — nearly a year's worth of total new truck sales. “In the Phase II rule, we said, yeah, this does appear to be a loophole. So that’s why we proposed to do something about it – because of the disproportionately large impact on particulate matter and NOx emissions that these relatively small sales numbers had," he said then.

    Fitzgerald and Ervin’s, another popular builder, declined to be interviewed for this story. Ervin’s did acknowledge in a statement that the Phase II regs forced the company out of the glider business.

    Fitzgerald, which once had glider kit sales of hundreds of millions of dollars a year, fought the regulations from their onset. They appeared headed toward success when President Trump’s EPA sought to exempt gliders from Phase II regulations and allow companies like Fitzgerald to continue their operations. However, changes in leadership at EPA, as well as court decisions, ultimately derailed those efforts.

    You can read more about the saga that unfolded between glider kit builders, EPA and government watchdogs in this story from  

    Sours: https://www.overdriveonline.com/equipment/article//emissions-regulations-squash-glider-kit-market
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    Despite changes to how glider kits will be classified for emissions regulations compliance — and new standards coming to bear for glider kit builders — the glider industry will remain viable and intact, says Fitzgerald Glider Kits’ head of marketing Stu McLaughlin.

    “We’re confident we’ll be able to test our products and meet the new standards,” McLaughin says of the looming Phase 2 emissions standards set by the EPA and the DOT. The standards will be phased in over the coming decade, spanning tractor-trailer wide improvements in fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions.

    The final text of the standards, issued in mid-August, depart from current regulations governing glider emissions. Glider kits will now be required to meet the emissions standards of the model year of the truck’s cab and chassis, rather than the year the engine block was cast.

    Fitzgerald, the country’s largest glider kit maker, installs in-house remanufactured Detroit Diesel 60 Series engines into new cabs and chassis, effectively meaning its gliders must meet many of the standards set by the Phase 2 rule.

    But major glider kit builders like Fitzgerald have the ability to meet the regulations, McLaughlin says, and continue to meet demand for their products. “Our plans for production are still in accordance with what we feel works for us and what sales trends in the past couple of years dictate,” McLaughin says.

    Smaller glider kit makers — those who assemble and sell only a few hundred gliders a year — will be the ones forced out by the new EPA standards, he says.  Kit makers who aren’t able to meet the new EPA standards will be capped at building  glider kits per year.

    Fitzgerald has already started research work to set its benchmark in order to begin working toward compliance with the new regs, McLaughin says.

    Fitzgerald has about 12 full-time engineers on staff. They’re working on lightweighting and other advances to help Fitzgerald’s Detroit engines meet EPA standards. New standards for engines begin in and gradually tighten until , when engines will be required to achieve between 5 and 6 percent greater fuel economy when compared to benchmarks. “[The rule] clearly states they definitely anticipate kits to be built for years and years,” McLaughin says. “They just want them to be compliant. Gliders represent such a small percentage of truck sales, but within that small market, it would be a crushing blow to say ‘no kits,’” he says.

    McLaughin says it’s unclear as to how the new standards will affect the prices of its glider kits, but there likely will be “updates” to the company’s current pricing in accordance to meeting the new standards.

    Sours: https://www.ccjdigital.com/business/article//fitzgerald-gliders-confident-its-kits-will-meet-phaseemissions-standards

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    The already 2-year-old civil court fight between Tennessee-based glider manufacturer Fitzgerald and the IRS is now set to drag on for at least another two years.

    A federal magistrate judge during a March 16 hearing scheduled a trial date of July 11, , setting up a possible end to a drawn-out legal battle during which piles of legal document filings — complaints, motions, orders, settlement attempts, affidavits and case status meetings — have already been submitted. Meantime, Fitzgerald and government attorneys are still slugging it out to set ground rules for legal discovery in the case.

    The issue at stake is whether Fitzgerald should pay millions of dollars in back taxes to the IRS for not adding a 12% federal excise tax to the cost of glider trucks the company sold from , as identified in a IRS audit. If the two sides can’t come to some sort of settlement, the anticipated two-week trial could get quite heated.

    When Fitzgerald filed the lawsuit against the IRS in February , the tax bill was only listed as $23 million. But after all the legal haggling, the government has increased Fitzgerald’s bill for back taxes to $89 million.

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    Even before the lawsuit, glider trucks have been a controversial topic of industry debate, criticized by many trucking segments because they offer a way to avoid meeting the latest diesel emissions requirements by installing older, often rebuilt, engines in new bodies.

    Fitzgerald Truck Parts and Sales is a family-owned business that has built gliders since

    A glider truck is built from a kit. Glider kits consisting of new tractor parts, including such items as the cab, frame, sheet metal, mounting brackets and steering gear, are produced by original equipment manufacturers such as Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner and Western Star. Powertrains and other necessary parts are then added and the glider trucks are offered for sale, usually at a price that is significantly less than the cost of a new truck.

    In court documents, the company alleged it was being targeted by the IRS, which it said has not assessed excise taxes against all dealers that sold gliders during the relevant tax periods, an allegation that government attorneys have denied.

    Fitzgerald has argued in court documents that it is exempt from the excise tax because its costs and profits in assembling a glider generally does not exceed 75% of the cost of a new truck. For roughly two decades, the IRS agreed.

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    But in, the IRS began an examination for each of the tax quarters from to On May 26, , the IRS sent a letter informing Fitzgerald that, among other things, it owed excise taxes, penalties and interest.

    “An accompanying report from a revenue agent opined that [Fitzgerald] was not extending the useful life of an existing vehicle, but instead was fabricating a truck tractor that did not exist prior to the fabrication,” a court document said.

    In the summer of , government attorneys asked a federal judge to dismiss portions of the Fitzgerald lawsuit. But in a July memorandum order Chief U.S. District Judge Waverly Crenshaw Jr. of the Middle District of Tennessee rejected the request. In his opinion, Crenshaw called the then-$64 million tax bill “a whopping assessment” for the period between and

    “The taxes, of course, were not collected at the time of the sale of the glider trucks, and it is highly unlikely that truckers or fleet owners would willingly pay taxes on trucks that were purchased between four and six years earlier,” Crenshaw wrote.

    “As our industry continues to make great strides in reducing our emissions profile, the elimination of excess pollution created by glider vehicles will go a long way in further cleaning up our nation’s air,” said Glen Kedzie, energy and environmental affairs counsel for American Trucking Associations. “As we continue down the path toward a zero-emissions future, gliders should not be allowed to skew the continued historic emissions progress our industry has worked so hard to achieve.”

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    MOORESVILLE, NC – The partnership between Team Penske and Fitzgerald Glider Kits will continue to grow in , as the team announced today that Fitzgerald will become the primary sponsor on the championship-winning No. 22 Ford Mustang for the majority of next season’s NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races.

    Fitzgerald Glider Kits, North America’s leading truck glider kit assembler, will be the primary sponsor of Team Penske’s No. 22 Ford for 16 races beginning next season, including the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway, the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway and both series races at Bristol Motor Speedway, the home track for the Tennessee-based company. Fitzgerald will also be an associate sponsor on the car for the balance of the NXS season.

    As part of the enhanced agreement with Fitzgerald Glider Kits, a Team Penske partner since , Fitzgerald will also serve as the primary sponsor for the team’s No. 12 Ford Fusion driven by Ryan Blaney in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Bristol in August of Fitzgerald will also continue as an associate sponsor in the Verizon IndyCar Series (VICS) with a presence on the No. 1 Chevrolet driven by defending series champion Josef Newgarden throughout next season.

    “Team Penske continues to grow its relationship with Fitzgerald Glider Kits and we welcome the company’s increased role as a sponsor with the No. 22 Ford Mustang team in ,” said Roger Penske. “We work closely with Fitzgerald in our trucking business and the company has certainly made the most of its partnership with our race teams across different platforms since it joined Team Penske in We look to continue to build the Fitzgerald Glider Kits brand as we move to the next level next season.”

    Team Penske and Fitzgerald first teamed up when the company became a sponsor of the No. 22 NXS Ford Mustang in This season, the Tennessee-based company not only was a partner on the No. 22 team, but it also enhanced its relationship with Team Penske as it became a primary sponsor of the No. 2 Ford Fusion driven by Brad Keselowski for two Cup Series races and sponsored both Josef Newgarden and Juan Pablo Montoya in the Verizon IndyCar Series. In addition, Fitzgerald was a sponsor with Keselowski’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team at Brad Keselowski Racing this season.

    Keselowski, Newgarden, and Blaney all won races driving Fitzgerald colored cars during

    “Working with Roger and Team Penske has been a real privilege over the past few years,” said Fitzgerald founder Tommy Fitzgerald Sr.  “I truly appreciate the all the new friendships we’ve built and the time that the team took to get to know our company and to understand the goals of our brand. Becoming a primary sponsor with Team Penske was a natural fit for the Fitzgerald Companies. The opportunity to display our colors on the hauler and the race car will give us a great tie into the transportation side of racing, which means maximum exposure in our industry.  Seeing our company logo in the winner’s circle provides a feeling of pride unlike anything we have done as a family and as a company. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Team Penske by growing our commitment to the No. 22 NASCAR XFINITY Series program.”

    Team Penske’s No. 22 NXS team has been one of the most successful in racing over the last several years. The No. 22 won the series Driver’s Championship with Keselowski in before capturing three-consecutive Owner’s titles from The team is one of the final Championship 4 teams eligible for the Owners’ Championship this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

    The No. 22 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Ford Mustang will make its debut in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, February

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    Fitzgerald Glider Kits is North America’s leading Glider Kit assembler. The company was founded in , by Tommy Fitzgerald Sr. and his Brother, Ricky Fitzgerald. Today, the company is also co-owned with Tommy’s sons, Robert and Tommy Jr, along with long time friend, Nick Bresaw. Fitzgerald’s specializes in installing pre-emission engines into new class 8 trucks to create a more fuel efficient rig that requires less maintenance and yields less downtime. Based in central Tennessee, Fitzgerald Glider Kits produces more than 4, trucks per year, and offers various models of the Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner, and Western Star brands. For more information, visit www.fitzgeraldgliderkits.com.

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    MOORESVILLE, NC – Team Penske announced today that it has renewed its partnership with Fitzgerald Glider Kits, North America’s leading glider kit assembler, for the NASCAR season. The new agreement will extend the relationship into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), while continuing Fitzgerald’s involvement in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS).

    “The No. 22 Fitzgerald Mustang looked great on the track last season and we can’t wait for our employees to see our colors in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series too,” said Fitzgerald founder Tommy Fitzgerald Sr. “Team Penske does everything top notch and their drivers are among the best in the sport, so we are confident that we will have continued success.”

    Under the expanded relationship, Fitzgerald will become the primary sponsor of the No. 2 MENCS Ford Fusion, driven by Brad Keselowski, in the spring race at Talladega Superspeedway and the fall race at Richmond International Raceway. The Fitzgerald name will also adorn the No. 19 Ford F driven by Austin Cindric for Brad Keselowski Racing in a NCWTS race to be determined at a later date this season.

    Team Penske welcomed Fitzgerald to its family of partners in as the company sponsored the No. 22 NXS Ford Mustang driven by Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney and Keselowski for four races last season. The Tennessee-based company will again sponsor the former championship-winning Ford for three races in

    “The Fitzgerald relationship continues to be a terrific one for Team Penske,” said Roger Penske. “They are a first-class company and we are proud to see them grow with our race team. It is a true partnership, right down to the Fitzgerald glider that transports the No. 22 NASCAR XFINITY Series team around the country.”

    The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season begins in February with the running of the Daytona on February The NASCAR XFINITY Series also begins at Daytona on February 25, while the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts its season on February 25th at the mile superspeedway.

    About Fitzgerald

    Fitzgerald Glider Kits is North America’s leading Glider Kit assembler. The company was founded in , by Tommy Fitzgerald Sr. and his Brother, Ricky Fitzgerald. Today, the company is also co-owned with Tommy’s sons, Robert and Tommy Jr, along with long time friend, Nick Bresaw. Fitzgerald’s specializes in installing pre-emission engines into new class 8 trucks to create a more fuel efficient rig that requires less maintenance and yields less downtime. Based in central Tennessee, Fitzgerald Glider Kits produces more than 4, trucks per year, and offers various models of the Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner, and Western Star brands. For more information, visit www.fitzgeraldgliderkits.com.

    Sours: https://www.teampenske.com/news/index.cfm/c///PENSKE_GROWS_PARTNERSHIP_WITH_FITZGERALD_GLIDER_KITS


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