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tests on glider kit trucks versus fully new trucks. The EPA also ran tests. Chassis dynamometer tests were run by the EPA’s National Vehicle & Fuel Emissions Laboratory on the popular Peterbilt 389 and 579 sleeper-cab tractors built as glider A driver died in a crash with a dump truck Wednesday morning in Berks County. An eastbound Honda Civic crossed into the path of a westbound Peterbilt dump truck on Huffs Church Road in District Township around 6:55 a.m., state police say. The driver was The Eriez (Erie, Pennsylvania) Metalworking Demo Truck, a 32-foot Peterbilt diesel rig with a 24-foot equipment showroom, is traveling across North America to deliver hands-on training and education to customers and distributors. The 2018 tour got underway The trucks, which use new truck bodies from Peterbilt, Freightliner and other manufacturers mated to rebuilt engines exempt from pollution standards, are known as “gliders.” They’re cheaper than semis equipped with modern, emissions-compliant engines A modified Peterbilt tractor traveled 2,400 over five days from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, Fla. While that’s not unusual for a truck, this particular had a driver that wasn’t actually driving. The route was completed by an autonomous truck Phillips, 54, of Cincinnati. Phillips was driving north on Interstate 75 in a 2011 Mitsubishi car when he hit a 2016 Peterbilt commercial vehicle. The truck was stopped in traffic behind a separate collision, police said. Phillips died at the scene. .
Peterbilt Motors Co. “This makes it an ideal truck for team drivers, training scenarios and customers that want to maximize aerodynamic performance and driver comfort.” Did you know that we have fresh truck stories and equipment insight served up on The patrol said the Chevrolet pickup truck struck a 2012 Peterbilt semi that was eastbound on US-54 highway. The driver of the Chevrolet, identified as Phil S. Schilling, 77, of Dodge City, was pronounced dead at the scene. The patrol said Schilling wasn U.S. medium- and heavy-duty truck sales grew 14.6% in January to 30,704 compared Similarly, Kenworth (+36.8%) and Peterbilt (+29.0%) Many of the glider kits that Fitzgerald sells are based on Peterbilt’s 579 chassis. Tim Graham/Getty Images What is a “glider” truck and why does it get all kinds of special federal emissions exemptions? In simplified terms, a glider is a new heavy-duty .