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EPA officially proposes killing regs that threatened glider kit trucks

The Environmental Protection Agency will soon publish a rulemaking intended to exempt glider kit trucks from the sweeping Phase 2 emissions standards enacted by the Obama Administration in 2016, bringing relief to a segment of vehicle makers that said the emissions standards would kill their businesses.

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EPA plans to nix Obama-era emissions standards for glider kit trucks

The EPA has formally proposed to repeal the Obama-era emissions regulations placed on glider kit tractors, which have yet to take effect but are scheduled to begin being phased in next year.

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Gliders losing altitude: Emissions regs crack down on pre-2010 engines, crimping a hot market

Federal regulations taking effect Dec. 27 restrict the glider market by allowing much smaller sales after 2017. The expansive emissions standards finalized effectively close the loophole that allowed glider kit sales to flourish. That leaves glider kit makers scrambling to alter their operations or shuttering their glider business altogether.

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Despite changing emissions regs, ‘Gliders are here to stay,’ says Fitzgerald rep

“We’re confident we’ll be able to test our products and meet the new standards,” says Fitzgerald's Stu McLaughin of the looming Phase 2 emissions standards set by the EPA and the DOT. Fitzgerald has already started research work to set its benchmark to begin working toward compliance with the new regs, he says.

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Fitzgerald Gliders to sponsor Team Penske NASCAR Mustang, Bristol-held Xfinity series race

Fitzgerald Glider Kits announced March 17 it will sponsor the No. 22 Ford Mustang in NASCAR's Xfinity Cup series for four races this season. It also announced it will be the titles sponsor of the Bristol Motor Speedway Xfinity series race, now set to be called the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300.

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More from Fitzgerald Pride & Polish show: Beauty shots of top 4 rigs, full winners list

Beauty shots of the Best of Show winners from the Fitzgerald Pride & Polish show this weekend, along with a full list of winners from the show's various categories.

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ATD: Bill that would exempt gliders from emissions regs likely won’t pass

Debate over the Confederate flag had a bill that would have exempted glider kits from upcoming emissions regs pulled from the House floor.

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Fitzgerald Glider Kits hosts Overdrive’s Pride & Polish stop this week in Tennessee

Some of the country’s top show trucks will be on display at the Fitzgerald Truck Show this week in Crossville, Tenn., where they’ll compete for the final available slots in the field of Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Championship finalists.

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Fitzgerald Pride & Polish: Truck beauty shots and full winners list

Beaty shots of the Fitzgerald Truck Show Pride & Polish's four Best of Show winners, along with a full winners list from the show.

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