Donald Trump Visits Fitzgerald Peterbilt in Glade Spring, VA


Yesterday, Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump visited Fitzgerald Peterbilt of Glade Spring where he met with coal miners and leaders from the Virginia coal industry. We were proud to welcome him to our dealership and enjoyed listening to him speak about the coal industry in Virginia.

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Tommy Fitzgerald Jr. acquires Performance Peterbilt of Bristol, LLC

Glade Spring, VA:­ Tommy Fitzgerald Jr. and Nick Bresaw of Fitzgerald Glider Kits finalized the purchase of two Peterbilt dealerships in the south west region of Virginia. The two dealerships acquired, formerly Performance Peterbilt of Bristol, are located at 33392 Lee Hwy, Glade Spring, VA 24340 and 220 Kelly Rd, Fancy Gap, VA 24348. These dealerships will now be renamed and operated as Fitzgerald Peterbilt.

Tommy Jr. who is now the youngest Peterbilt Dealer Principle in the country, will oversee the operations and the growth of the dealerships.

“I’m truly honored to be accepted into the Peterbilt dealer community. I couldn’t begin to thank my father Tommy Sr & Peterbilt enough for believing in me and giving me this opportunity to be a Dealer Principle”, Tommy said about the new venture.

Tommy Jr. is no stranger to building strong companies. Filling the role of Partner/Head of Marketing and Sales for almost the last decade, he has worked side by side with his Father Tommy Fitzgerald Sr, his Uncle Rick Fitzgerald, Brother Robert Fitzgerald and longtime family friend, Nick Bresaw, to make Fitzgerald Glider Kits an industry leader and household name.

“Through new aged communication and marketing techniques, I hope to bring additional pride to an already great brand. I want to raise the bar on customer service and care”, he added.

Performance Peterbilt of Bristol, LLC was founded in 2002. The company offers sales, parts, service and contract maintenance to the Tri­-Cities region, which encompasses company headquarters in Virginia. The deal to acquire these two dealerships is now complete and Tommy will begin to oversee daily business at the dealerships immediately.



Fitzgerald 2016 Truck Show

We’ve released the schedule for the 2016 Fitzgerald Truck Show to be held at 752 Interstate Lane, Crossville, TN 38571. The event is family friendly and free to the public – there’s a lot of great things going on, so come check it out!

2016 Show Schedule:

Friday July 15
9AM: The show is open to the public
1PM, 4PM, 7:30PM: Jesse Toler Stunt Shows
Dusk: Light show + Fireworks
8PM: Tony Justice on stage

Saturday, July 16
9AM: The show is open to the public
12:30PM: Jesse Toler Stunt Show
2PM: Award Ceremony

Here’s a look back at some videos from previous Fitzgerald Truck Shows, if you’d like to see more you can visit our Truck Shows page.

Fitzgerald Truck Show 2015

Fitzgerald Truck Show 2014

Fitzgerald Truck Show 2013

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Fitzgerald Glider Kits Reveals their #22 NACSAR color scheme – also announces the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300

Byrdstown, TN – Earlier today at the corporate headquarters of Fitzgerald Glider Kits; family, friends and employees of the company were on hand to watch the reveal of Team Penske’s Xfinity Series #22 Ford Mustang. They weren’t the only guests though, Brad Keselowski of Team Penske was on hand to give the Fitzgerald Family a hand revealing the new green and black color scheme.

The day was one to remember. All friends and family were encouraged to be onsite for the reveal. With music, food and fun, the Byrdstown plant which builds more than 2,000 trucks per year was jam packed. They knew that they would be seeing the color scheme for the #22 For Mustang, but they didn’t know that they would be in for a surprise when representatives from Bristol Motor Speedway showed up to announce that the “Dash for Cash” race to be held later next month, is now sponsored by Fitzgerald for the next three years as the “Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300: Heat Racing on the High Banks”.

The partnership between Penske and Fitzgerald was announced last month. Both companies have significant interest in the trucking industry and have worked together on multiple projects over the past few years.

The Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 will run at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2016.

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Fitzgerald and Team Penske Form Partnership for 2016 Nascar Xfinity Series


MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 17, 2016) – Team Penske announced today it has partnered with Fitzgerald Glider Kits, North America’s leading Glider Kit assembler, to sponsor the No. 22 Ford Mustang in select 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races this season.


Fitzgerald will adorn the side of the No. 22 Ford in events at Bristol Motor Speedway in April, New Hampshire Motor Speedway in July, Darlington Raceway in September and Dover International Speedway in October. In addition, Fitzgerald will be an associate sponsor of the team for the balance of the season.

The official unveil of the No. 22 Fitzgerald Ford Mustang livery will be made in mid-March at the company’s corporate headquarters in central Tennessee during a special event for employees and local media.

“Fitzgerald Glider Kits is a family run business,” said founder Tommy Fitzgerald Sr. “The family and I have always been huge fans of NASCAR, and it’s been a lifelong dream of mine to see our family name on the side of one of these amazing machines. We feel that our partnership with a team as prestigious as Team Penske has increased our odds of seeing our family name in Victory Lane.”

In 1989, the Fitzgerald family recognized a need in the transportation industry for a quality built Glider and, already with over 10 years experience running a trucking company, the family rolled their first Glider Kit out of their one bay garage. The goal was to build a truck that was easy to service, capable of getting better fuel mileage and extremely reliable. Twenty five years later, Fitzgerald continues to produce one of the most reliable trucks on the road that can easily be maintained and worked on if needed.

The No. 22 Team Penske team has won three consecutive NXS Owners’ Championships and has produced an amazing 25 wins with four different drivers (Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Ryan Blaney and AJ Allmendinger) over the course of the last three seasons. The No. 22 Mustang is the first car to capture three straight NXS Owners’ titles.

“We are excited to welcome Fitzgerald to Team Penske as a new partner in 2016,” said Roger Penske. “Fitzgerald is a family-run business that has made a name for itself and has become established as an industry leader. We believe that the Fitzgerald brand is a great fit with the No. 22 Ford team in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.  We look forward to not only seeing Fitzgerald represented on the car, but also using the company’s products in our race shop.”

The 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series season will begin at Daytona International Speedway on February 20.


About Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald Glider Kits is North America’s leading Glider Kit assembler. The company was founded in 1989, 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 4,000 trucks per year, and offers various models of the Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner, and Western Star brands. For more information, visit


About Team Penske
Team Penske is one of the most successful teams in the history of professional sports and is celebrating its 50th Anniversary during the 2016 season. Dating back to its first race in the 1966 24 Hours of Daytona, cars owned and prepared by Team Penske have produced more than 420 major race wins, over 480 pole positions and 28 National Championships across open-wheel, stock car and sports car racing competition. In its storied history, the team has also earned 16 Indianapolis 500 victories, two Daytona 500 Championships, a Formula 1 win and overall victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Over 80 drivers have raced for Team Penske over the years. For more information about Team Penske, please visit


Jeremy Troiano
Senior Communications Manager
#22 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Media Relations Rep

Penske Racing
200 Penske Way
Mooresville, NC 28115

Office: (704)799-8355
MOBILE: (704)726-6849



Western Star 4900



Fitzgerald Glider Kits is excited to now offer the Western Star 4900 series in its available line of Glider Kits.

The Western Star 4900 series will be available in three different configurations; a regular over the road day cab, a heavy haul configuration day cab with 20k front suspension and 46k rears, and finally the 4900EX with an 82in high-top sleeper.

Fitzgerald Glider Kits has ordered over 300 units to be built this year, and looks to expand even more next year by offering customized specifications and more sleeper models.

Built with lasting, high quality components; the Western Star 4900 was designed to be incredibly durable. When you step into the cab of a 4900, it’s apparent that this truck was built with the driver in mind. The spacious cabs, and the popular diamond truck interior details, only highlight what separates this truck from the rest.

When you add the impeccable craftsmanship and the reliability of a Fitzgerald Glider Kit, the Western Star 4900 series trucks are an excellent choice for fleets and owner operators alike.

For further questions please contact:

Brian Bourke

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Kenworth Icon 900


Fitzgerald Glider Kits is excited to announce the arrival of the special edition Kenworth ICON 900 to our line of available Glider Kits

With the initial order of 100 units, these beautiful trucks offer many features only available on the ICON 900. These features include the chrome hood badge, upgraded headlights, a larger stainless visor, stainless fender guards, closeout panels, and cab/sleeper extension panels.

Fitzgerald Glider Kits will offer three different engine choices available for the ICON900; a Detroit 12.7 liter 60 series, Cummins N14 or a Cat 6NZ motor. All engine choices include a 10, 13 or 18-speed Eaton Fuller transmission.

This year at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Fitzgerald Glider Kits will be showcasing one of our custom ICON 900’s at booth 19125. This truck will be shown with a custom paint job, a set of Hogebuilt full tandem fenders, rear T-bar and a custom front bumper from Valley Chrome. Under the hood, will be our signature, custom painted Detroit 60 series motor along with a custom painted-to- match 13-speed transmission.

For further questions, please contact:

Brian Bourke

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Fitzgerald Glider Kits Increases Production Anticipating Higher Sales For 4th Quarter


In an effort to better serve their customers, Fitzgerald Glider Kits has increased production on all Freightliner Coranado and Columbia truck models. As the 4th quarter is fast approaching, Fitzgerald Glider Kits is gaining traction with their ability to keep more units ready for immediate delivery. As 2015 comes to a close many trucking companies look for yearend expenses, Fitzgerald Glider Kits will have more than 100 trucks built and available for a quick delivery.

“Our goal is to be able to serve our customers with the best possible sales experience and to accommodate their yearend equipment needs. In years past the 4th quarter has been the busiest for us. We are preparing for yearend more aggressively than we ever have in years past” – Nick Bresaw

Earlier this year Fitzgerald Glider Kits moved all Freightliner builds to a new, bigger facility in Jamestown, TN. The move allowed Fitzgerald’s to increase production while still maintaining the highest quality in the Glider Kit market.

“The Increased production numbers have been made possible in part to our new 60,000 sqf facility in Jamestown, TN. This gave us the ability to build all brands we offer more efficiently, as we now have the largest concentration of manpower per brand we’ve ever had. This increase in our staff is to ensure that the quality expected from a Fitzgerald Glider Kit remains the same if not better than before” -Tommy Fitzgerald Jr

Fitzgerald Glider Kits continues to grow with the current market conditions. Having over 20 years experience in the glider kit business sets Fitzgerald’s apart from ALL other glider kit companies. They are the only company that offers up to a 500k mile warranty on all the gliders they sell.

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