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 multi-point truck and trailer dealership on the west coast of the United States. We have 24 locations in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California and Arizona, serving a population base of more than 40 million people.
TEC Equipment, Inc.’s growth in the dealership industry is unprecedented. Our expansion from a single used truck center in Portland, Oregon to 24 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.
All of our dealerships have been built (or rebuilt) from the ground up. Once profitable, our dealerships remain so, and TEC Equipment’s market share has dominated every market we have entered.
TEC Equipment has focused its growth 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 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.
TEC Equipment, Inc. is proud to represent Volvo and Mack trucks as a franchised dealer in key markets. As manufacturers, Volvo and Mack have been 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, and Mack 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.
TEC Equipment has received numerous other industry and community awards:
|Successful Dealer Magazine Dealer of the Year||Randall-Reilly Publishing||2013|
|North American Dealer Of The Year||Volvo Financial Services||2012|
|National Dealer Of The Year||American Truck Dealers Assn.||2007|
|Symbols of Excellence Award||Volvo||2005, 06|
|National “Share The Road” Award||ATA||2004|
|North American Dealer Of The Year||Volvo||2002|
|Western Region Dealer Of The Year||Mack||2002, 03, 08, 09, 11, 12|
|Western Region Dealer Of The Year||Volvo||2016|
|Award of Excellence—Best Facilities||Volvo||2001|
|Successful Dealer Award||Mack||2013|
Truck & Trailer Sales
|National Dealer Of The Year-Used Truck Operations||Volvo||2006|
|National Multi-Million Dollar Club||Volvo||2002-05|
|National Distributor Of The Year||Mack||2002|
|National Class-8 Distributor Of The Year||Mack||2002|
|National Million Dollar Club||Mack||1999-05|
|National Master Sales Leader||Volvo||1998-07|
|Wabash Ambassador Award||Wabash||2016|
|1K Club Winner||Volvo||2016|
Truck Leasing and Rental
|Volvo Leasing System Member of the Year||Volvo||2013, 15|
|NationaLease Leadership Circle Award||NationaLease||2013|
|NationaLease Rising Star||NationaLease||2009|
|National Leasing Dealer Of The Year||Mack||2003|
|National Leasing Dealer Of The Year||Volvo||2003|
Truck & Trailer Parts Sales
|National Parts Dealer Of The Year||Volvo/Mack||2006-08, 10|
|National Top-10 Parts Purchaser||Volvo/Mack||2004, 05|
|Supplier Of The Year||Oregon Trucker’s Assn.||2000|
|National Exceeding Business Plan Award||Mack||1994-2006|
Truck & Trailer Service
|National New Truck & Engine Award||Volvo Truck Finance||2005|
|National Premier Partner||Volvo Truck Finance||2002-06|
Business and Community Awards
|Oregon's "8th Largest Privately Held Company"||Oregon Business Magazine||2015, 2016|
|Oregon’s Top 100||Oregon Business Magazine||2006|
|Oregon’s “100 Best Companies To Work For”||Oregon Business Magazine||2006|
|Local Business Partner Of The Year||Portland Public Schools||1998|
|Corporate Philanthropy Award||Portland Business Journal||2015|