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Glider Discontinuation and Wreck Replacement Process

Kenworth has discontinued production of Medium- and Heavy-duty gliders. Orders are no longer being accepted with the exception of wreck replacements that meet current emissions regulations. New orders for pre-emissions gliders will not be accepted.

The requirements and process for wreck replacement orders are outlined below.

Wreck Replacement Requirements

U.S. and Canadian regulatory requirements are as follows:

U.S. EPA Phase II GHG regulatory requirements:
• The donor engine must be within EPA’s definition of useful life: Less than 10 years old and under 435,000 miles
• The wreck replacement unit ordered must be a certified GHG configuration, which may require substitution of one or more options.
• These regulations for wreck replacement units are currently in effect and will continue indefinitely.

Canadian ECCC regulatory requirements:
• PACCAR requirements for wreck replacement units apply to Canadian wrecked units as of January, 2020.
• The GHG phase I regulations on wreck replacement units are still in effect in Canada through 2020, with no assembler requirements or limitations.
• Phase II regulations will take effect in 2021 and are still being clarified.

Additional requirements:

• Customer ordering the wreck replacement unit must have owned the original vehicle at the time it was wrecked.
• Replacement chassis spec must be identical to the OEM-certified vehicle spec with the same GEM/FEL score. Kenworth Greenhouse Gas team will determine the score.

Wreck Replacement Process

Wreck replacements must be ordered via Option Approval Request (OAR). Before submitting an OAR, the wreck replacement requirements outlined above must be met.

1. Send the following required documentation to

• Customer-desired replacement chassis model/spec (please note if replacement type is different than original configuration/model)
• Proof of ownership
• Wrecked vehicle photos
• Vehicle Emission Control GHG label photo
• VIN label photo
• Mileage captured from DAVIE screenshot
• Wrecked vehicle title and registration
• Insurance claim
• Police report

2. If the requirements are met, and the GHG team agrees that the request qualifies as wreck replacement, the requestor will be contacted to submit an OAR.
3. Requestor submits OAR for wreck replacement
4. Kenworth Sales, DSM, RSM or marketing manager will work to secure OAR approval from Kenworth senior management.
5. Once approved, place a complete vehicle order with PremierSpec
6. NPO code 1000008 for “Wreck Replacement”
7. Upon completion of all the above, submit a MLO to

• Download the MLO specs as the DTPO report from PremierSpec® with all DTPO Options checked. Kenworth requires the receipt of the DTPO as .pdf file. Original downloads required. Scanned files cannot be accepted.
• Export XML file, which is found under the Action dropdown. .xml file is required.
• MLO requests including attached DTPO report file and XML file must be submitted using PremierSpec® at the latest released price level.

Please note that OAR requests for wreck replacement may not be approved even though they meet GHG requirements.