FAQ

Fitzgerald Glider Kits


What is a Glider Kit?

A rolling glider kit is a new cab and chassis with rear axles and without an engine, transmission or accessorial parts. The standard truck we keep in stock and order is basic owner-operator and fleet specifications and can be modified.

What are the Benefits?

The benefits of a glider kit are endless; starting with the initial purchase by saving you up to 25% off MSRP on a new truck. The added savings of the fuel efficient rebuilt 12.7 Liter Detroit 60 series are very substantial with an average of 6.8 – 7.5 MPG.  Less maintenance and downtime + Less maintenance costs + Less cost for fuel = more time and money for you.

Why Buy From Us?

For over 20 years, Fitzgerald Truck Sales has been the largest glider kit dealer in the country. We have refined our production of gliders into a steady enterprise, which earned us the name of “The Glider Kit Specialist”. Our hard work has advanced us to build gliders with unbeatable performance and reliability. We constantly test new technology and products to ensure that our trucks are the ultimate choice that is unsurpassed by any competition. We offer several different types of modifications available for our trucks to accommodate you. Some modifications we offer include shortening the frame or wheelbase, custom paint options, changing tires, adding accessories or chrome, and much more.

Our #1 Priority

Fitzgerald Truck Sales is a family owned and operated business. We treat each individual like a part of the family and take time to consider your needs and concerns. We don’t have pushy salespeople telling you what you want to hear or have fancy gimmicks to pull you in. We don’t have to! We are all working toward one goal, serving you and making your entire purchase experience as comfortable and easy as possible.

 

Warranty Information


Engine

We install rebuilt Detroit 12.7 Liter 60 series engines. The Detroit engine includes a 3 Year/300,000 mile structured warranty, we also offer several upgrades to our standard warranty. The warranties are provided by Fitzgerald Glider Kits and are honored nationwide by our vendors. Fitzgerald’s understands the importance of keeping your truck up and running and make every effort to work with your repair facility to get you back on the road. We also have our own repair facility on-site that can perform warranty repairs as well as general service repairs.

Transmission

We install remanufactured transmissions from Eaton Fuller. They include a 3YR/unlimited mileage warranty provided by Eaton Fuller. This warranty is honored nationwide at any authorized Eaton Fuller dealer.

Rear Axle

All our gilders have factory installed rears and are covered by the manufactures warranty.

Peterbilt and Kenworth have a 3 year 750k mile warranty, Freightliner has a 3 year 300k warranty.

 Cab & Chassis

The cab, front suspension, lights, and accessories include a 1 year / 100,000 mile nationwide warranty provided by chassis manufacture & and accepted at authorized OEM dealer. *Read warranty documents for complete and accurate account of exact parts and components included in warranty package.


Purchasing

When ordering a Fitzgerald Glider Kit a deposit is required on all orders, in most cases the deposit is put towards the down payment or returned to the customer. We work with many major lenders enabling us to get you the best possible finance options, we do not offer in house financing. Please call or email us to request a credit application or you can download one under the Financing tab on our website. We do not offer in house financing at this time.

Title

All Fitzgerald glider kits will be titled in the state of Tennessee and you will receive a title to transfer to your state.

Trades & Buy Back Policy

We now have made getting a Fitzgerald Glider Kit even easier. We will accept most trade-ins. This is a great option for owner/operators as well as Fleets. You can keep your current truck on the road and working while we build your new truck keeping your down time to a bare minimum.

FET

Gliders are shipped from the factory without the 12% FET assessment. FET may or may not be due upon completion. Ruling is 91-27 and can be found under www.irs.gov, see your tax consultant or IRS agent for clarifications.

Safe Harbor Rule – customers completed Glider Kit (purchase price, labor, parts) meets the safe harbor rule definition as provided by the Internal Revenue Service. Potential 12% savings right off the top.

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