This is a question we get quite frequently and the answer is simple. A glider kit is a new truck without an engine or transmission that has reman rears that are factory installed. The name “Glider Kit” comes from the fact that these units are unpowered from the factory. Glider kits retain the factory warranty on the cab and chassis of 1 year/ 100k miles. We then take the glider kit and install a number of different engine and transmission options to give you a complete unit ready to go to work.
We keep a large inventory of Peterbilt, Freightliner, Kenworth, and Western Star glider kits in stock ready for immediate delivery. Once the assembly is complete you have a truck that looks, feels and drives like a brand new truck. The advantages really stack up to make a glider kit a great option when purchasing a new truck. We understand that nothing about the trucking industry is “conventional” and that’s why we have a great in-house team devoted to just doing custom spec’s for our customers.
Advantages of a Glider Kit:
- Lower cost of ownership compared to a factory truck
- Better fuel economy
- No DEF or EGR
- Lower maintenance costs
- Largest warranty network in the U.S.
- If you go with Fitzgerald’s in house Detroit engine you have 4 warranty options (learn more)