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A Comprehensive Guide to Semi-trailers

Welcome to TEC Equipment’s all-encompassing guide to semi-trailers. This guide is designed to cater to both beginners in the trucking industry and seasoned professionals. We aim to provide you with valuable insights into: Understanding the Basics of a Semi-trailer A semi-trailer is a specialized type of trailer that is towed by a tractor unit or…

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Winterizing Your Semi-Truck

Preparing your truck for winter, or winterizing, is an important step to ensure your vehicle is ready for whatever winter brings. Even if your work doesn’t take you places with cold winter weather (lucky!), it never pays to underestimate Mother Nature. There are a few key things you should do to make sure your truck…

Pros and Cons of Leasing a Truck

Leasing a van, truck or tractor can be an attractive option for many companies who are looking to get away from the ownership model and focus that capital and attention on their core business. At TEC Equipment, we have a seasoned leasing team to help companies determine if leasing is the right fit for their…

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Deals

Happy National Truck Driver Appreciation Week! At TEC we truly appreciate the truckers who put in the hard work, day in and day out to provide the nation with the supplies it needs. We are proud to be of service to those in the industry. In celebration, we hunted down the best deals for professional…

Two Car Haulers

New Auto Transport Equipment for Emerging Segment

Cottrel­­­­­­­­l ­- a leading auto transport equipment manufacturer, has introduced their all-new 1- and 2-car trailer. This equipment is a welcome addition to the market for vehicle delivery equipment. The completed Final Mile Delivery truck is well-suited for the needs of fleets serving shop-from-home buyers, and the new size offerings make them an attractive option…

Current and Upcoming CARB Regulations

If you live or operate within the state of California you may be familiar with the California Air Resources Board (CARB). CARB was established in 1967 in response to dangerous levels of smog and other pollutants throughout the state. Today, California has some of the strictest regulations in the country around emissions and smog. With…

2023 Year in Review

At TEC, we are committed to giving the most amount of customers the highest quality of service. Each team member at TEC Equipment contributes to the overall success of our customers as well as the success of the company overall. We wanted to look back at 2023 to celebrate the accomplishments of each team at…

Leasing Locations

TEC Equipment Leasing Expands in the Seattle Market

Portland, OR – October 6, 2022 TEC Equipment, Inc.,  headquartered in Portland, Oregon, has purchased the assets of two locations of International Leasing, Co. (ILCO) out of Seattle, Washington. The family-owned International Leasing, Co. was looking for a transition plan for their family business, and TEC Equipment saw the additional locations as a great opportunity to…

Four Tips to Help You Survive Brake Safety Week 2023

Brake Safety Week is just around the corner! If you’re unfamiliar with Brake Safety Week, it’s part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Airbrake, a comprehensive program in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators. Brake Safety Week 2023 is August 20th through August 26th….

Meet Julie Sandoval, Parts Manager Extraordinaire

Julie Sandoval has spent her entire career working towards one goal, becoming parts manager of our Oakland location. Earlier this year, through hard work, she finally reached that goal. Flashback to 1985, Julie Sandoval was hired through the Kelly Girl staffing agency as a cashier for a GM factory-owned store in Oakland. After a year…

Meet the Thompson Family

David Thompson founded TEC Equipment in 1976. He built his business repairing and selling used trucks on a few simple ideas: teamwork, entrepreneurship and being customer-driven. David expanded the business in 1990 by purchasing a factory-owned Mack franchise in Portland, Oregon, then acquired the Volvo franchise four years later. In 1997 TEC expanded into California…

TEC Equipment Expands to Three Midwestern States

Portland, Oregon – May 2, 2022 TEC Equipment, Inc., headquartered in Portland, Oregon, has purchased the Volvo franchise rights from North American Truck & Trailer in Omaha and Lexington, Nebraska; Sioux City, Iowa; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The acquisition also includes the rights for TEC to take over as Omaha’s Hino dealer in the…

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