Can you swap a engine legally?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Swift09, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. Long FLD

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    If it goes back like you say, and I can’t find anything online stating such, will the government make Fitzgerald pony up the $83 million it owes for not collecting FET before they can start assembling gliders again? Will builders have to collect FET on gliders now since the price is more than 75% of a new truck?
     
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  2. Tx Countryboy

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    No they already won 4 court cases in 5th one now. Epa & everybody but the irs says they are not a new truck because of powertrain.
     
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  3. Tx Countryboy

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    Rose meets with White House on Fitzgerald
    (One of them)
     
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  4. Tx Countryboy

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    There are articles dating back a few years .
    People say well kenworth said
    Lol you think they would rather sell a glider than a new that's on the lot.
     
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  5. DUNE-T

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    There is local guy who replaced his 2008 Isx with n14, painted it red and has been driving like that for over 5 years. It's the same as running deleted trucks, illegal, but it's a very slim chance to get caught
     
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  6. 9017

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    I believe and hate the words you spoke
     
  7. nikmirbre

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    Im pretty sure KW still sells gliders unless they quite just recently. I looked at 4 last week. And purchased one Monday.
     
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  8. Tx Countryboy

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    They reached 300 unit count gotta wait for new year . unless decision made soon.
     
  9. Tx Countryboy

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    If rule passes will be plenty to get from dealer . either built or build yourself.
     
  10. Long FLD

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    The 300 quota is per builder, and that’s if they built 300 or more in 2014. It’s not per manufacturer.

    And yes FET is supposed to be collected on a glider of the price is 75% or more than the price of a new truck of same spec. So when you can buy a 389 off the lot for $165k and Fitz is selling gliders for $140k then yes, they should have been collecting FET. And that’s why they owe $83 million. I believe it started out at $64 million and has gone up as they’ve dug through their paperwork.

    Really Fitzgerald only has themselves to blame. Gliders were never meant to be assembled in a mass production type scenario. They exploited a loop hole and got everyone’s attention. And now with all the junk motors they’ve put out the last few years I doubt many people are sympathetic to their current plight.
     
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  11. Tx Countryboy

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    Lots of other builders too
     
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