About Us

History

David A. Thompson founded TEC Equipment in 1976. During those early days in Portland, Oregon TEC Equipment was known as Thompson Equipment Company whose business was buying and selling used trucks and trailers.

Today, David is joined by his three sons, David O., Chris and William. This proud, family-owned business, is now the largest full service truck and trailer dealership on the west coast of the United States. We have 26 locations in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California, and Arizona, serving a population base of more than 40 million people.

David Thompson with sons David O., William, and Chris

TEC Equipment's growth in the dealership industry is unprecedented. Our expansion from a single used truck center in Portland, Oregon to 26 truck and trailer dealerships in 16 cities in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California, and Arizona is a tribute to this. Our focused strategy has yielded 40 years market share growth and financial stability.

TEC Equipment has focused its growth strategy along the Interstate 5 corridor. It is the route many of our original customers traveled and on which they continue to operate on today. Covering more than 2,000 miles of I-5, TEC Equipment is the only dealership group to offer this footprint, providing seamless service, reliable pricing, discounted fuel, and extended hours. In addition to new and used truck and trailer sales, parts, and service, our dealerships provide truck leasing & rental, financing, insurance, and auto transport equipment sales and service.

Business Partnerships

TEC Equipment, Inc. is proud to represent Volvo and Mack trucks, and Wabash Trailers, as a franchise dealer in key markets across the West. As manufacturers, Volvo, Mack, and Wabash are committed to supporting TEC’s growth along the I-5 corridor, and over the years both dealer and manufacturer have formed a strong “Best Business Partner” relationship which has benefited each other and enabled TEC Equipment to provide first class customer service throughout the corridor. Together, TEC Equipment, Volvo, Mack, and Wabash have made significant inroads in growing market share in the western United States. Today, TEC Equipment, Inc. ranks among Volvo’s top dealers in North America.

Industry Recognition

TEC Equipment has received numerous other industry and community awards:

  • Volvo Top Parts Dealer - United States
  • Volvo Used Truck Dealer of the Year
  • Volvo 1K Club Winner
  • Wabash Ambassador Award

  • Volvo Western Region Dealer Of The Year
  • Wabash Ambassador Award
  • Volvo 1K Club Winner

  •  Volvo Leasing System Member of the Year

  • Successful Dealer Magazine Dealer of the Year
  • Mack Successful Dealer Award
  • Volvo Leasing System Member of the Year
  • NationaLease Leadership Circle Award

  • Volvo Financial Services North American Dealer Of The Year
  • Mack Western Region Dealer Of The Year

  • Mack Western Region Dealer Of The Year

  • Mack & Volvo National Parts Dealer Of The Year

  • Mack Western Region Dealer Of The Year
  • NationaLease Rising Star

  • Mack Western Region Dealer Of The Year
  • Mack & Volvo National Parts Dealer Of The Year

  • American Truck Dealers Association National Dealer Of The Year
  • Volvo National Master Sales Leader
  • Mack & Volvo National Parts Dealer Of The Year

  • Volvo Symbols of Excellence Award
  • Volvo National Dealer Of The Year-Used Truck Operations
  • Volvo National Master Sales Leader
  • Mack & Volvo National Parts Dealer Of The Year
  • Mack National Exceeding Business Plan Award
  • Volvo Truck Finance National Premier Partner

  • Volvo Symbols of Excellence Award
  • Volvo National Multi-Million Dollar Club
  • Mack National Million Dollar Club
  • Volvo National Master Sales Leader
  • Mack & Volvo National Top-10 Parts Purchaser
  • Mack National Exceeding Business Plan Award
  • Volvo Truck Finance National New Truck & Engine Award
  • Volvo Truck Finance National Premier Partner

  • Volvo National Master Sales Leader
  • ATA National “Share The Road” Award
  • Volvo National Multi-Million Dollar Club
  • Mack National Million Dollar Club
  • Mack & Volvo National Top-10 Parts Purchaser
  • Mack National Exceeding Business Plan Award
  • Volvo Truck Finance National Premier Partner

Mack Western Region Dealer Of The Year

  • Volvo National Multi-Million Dollar Club
  • Mack National Million Dollar Club
  • Volvo National Master Sales Leader
  • Mack National Leasing Dealer Of The Year
  • Volvo National Leasing Dealer Of The Year
  • Mack National Exceeding Business Plan Award
  • Volvo Truck Finance National Premier Partner

  • North American Volvo Dealer Of The Year
  • Mack Western Region Dealer Of The Year
  • Volvo National Multi-Million Dollar Club
  • Mack National Distributor Of The Year
  • Mack National Class-8 Distributor Of The Year
  • Mack National Million Dollar Club
  • Volvo National Master Sales Leader
  • Mack National Exceeding Business Plan Award
  • Volvo Truck Finance National Premier Partner

  • Volvo Award of Excellence—Best Facilities
  • Mack National Million Dollar Club
  • Volvo National Master Sales Leader
  • Mack National Exceeding Business Plan Award

  • Mack National Million Dollar Club
  • Volvo National Master Sales Leader
  • Oregon Trucker’s Association Supplier Of The Year
  • Mack National Exceeding Business Plan Award

In the 70's, 80's, and 90's we were honored with many awards and recognitions similar to the above.