A rolling glider kit is a new cab and chassis with rear axles and without an engine, transmission or accessorial parts.We install one of our pre emission engines, reman Eaton Fuller transmission and all other necessary components in our Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner and Western Star Glider Kits. The standard truck we keep in stock and order is basic owner-operator and fleet specifications and can be modified.
Glider Kits have been around for almost 50 years and are used for a number of applications, both on and off the highway. Gliders are less expensive than new trucks and offer a more economical option for fleets and owner/operators to maintain the reliability of their commercial trucking operations. The reused drivetrain components constitute approximately 30-50% of the value of a new truck, which generates significant cost savings for small businesses and owner-operators. With improved aerodynamics and low rolling resistance tires on trucks assembled from glider kits, these rebuilt vehicles actually have better fuel efficiency than when they were new. Wrecked or otherwise damaged trucks can be put back on the road economically by placing the undamaged powertrain components in a new cab/chassis.
Hundreds of small businesses have come to rely on gliders over the past 50 years as a cost-effective way of doing business. These businesses include glider distributors, glider assemblers, small fleets, owner/operators,and other small businesses in the commercial trucking industry.