A Glider is built to your specifications on the same assembly line as new Freightliner and Western Star trucks. New components that meet OEM quality standards include the chassis; steer axle assembly complete with wheel ends, brakes, wheels and tires; complete cab assembly with OEM windshield, instrument panel and custom-built interior; and new hood, fenders and bumpers with your choice of factory finish.


Every Glider kit is delivered with a crate containing up to 160 parts, including all the mounting hardware, brackets and fasteners you need to get rolling. The loose parts box on a DTNA Glider is more complete than those from other OEMs – compare the value!


You can custom order a Glider in the precise configuration that is tailored to your operation. Many Freightliner and Western Star models are available as a Glider kit, including some older models not offered in current model year lineup, and are available in day cab or sleeper units with a wide range of equipment options.


DTNA is the only OEM that offers a choice of factory-installed remanufactured engines in a Glider kit. Choose a POWERChoice Detroit Series 60, MBE 4000, MBE 900 or a Cummins ReCon remanufactured engine for Freightliner Gliders. Detroit Series 60, MBE 4000 and Cummins ReCon remanufactured engines are available for factory installation in Western Star Gliders. Only one remanufactured powertrain component, either the engine or rear axle, may be factory installed.


You can spec popular optional factory-installed remanufactured rear axle assemblies, complete with wheels and tires, when you choose an engine prep kit. Only one remanufactured powertrain component, either the engine or rear axle, may be factory installed.


Get factory-installed mounting, plumbing and wiring components to make installing most popular engines faster and easier. Prep packages for a variety of transmissions, rear axles, and rear suspensions are available. Alternative fuel engine prep kits are available for some Class 6 and 7 models.

**EPA regulation 89-130 (c)

Watch the video to see how Gliders are built right along with new trucks


The Next Best Thing to a New Truck*

A Daimler Trucks Glider Kit is a brand new, complete assembly to repair your wrecked or badly worn vehicle that includes the frame, cab, steer axle and wheels, plus a long list of standard equipment. Every Glider also comes with a loose parts box containing up to 160 parts — everything you need to get rolling.

More Options and Value than a Used Truck

Don’t compromise your productivity with a used truck that may not fit your needs. Spec a Glider with the exact configuration and equipment you need, choose from a wide range of options, and get like-new performance while reducing your cost of ownership.

*NHTSA regulation 49 CFR 571.7 (e)

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