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FMCSA Announces Final Hours of Service Rules

After a long wait, the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA), finally announced the final changes to the hours of service regulations. The revisions, the result of over 8,000 public comments, were announced on May 14 by Acting Administrator Jim Mullen. The ruling is intended to add flexibility to the lives of truckers.  Previously, the…

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Drive Easier with Mack Command Steer

Heavy-duty truck drivers know better than most the toll driving can take on their bodies. Even in the best conditions, keeping a fully loaded, heavy-duty truck in line takes effort. Mack Command Steer makes that job easier. Now available on the Mack Granite, controlling a heavy-duty construction truck through the uneven terrain of a jobsite…

Trucker Information Roundup

March 25th, 2020 In these turbulent and fast changing times, we wanted to provide a breakdown of some of changes and rules that are impacting the truckers who are working to make sure food and supplies get to stores across the country. Here are just a few of the changes, as well as some rest…

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FMCSA Adjusts Hours of Service

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, FMCSA has issued an emergency declaration providing “targeted, limited relief” from Hours of Service. This means that drivers are relieved from Hours of Service requirements when transporting the following categories of supplies: Medical supplies and equipment related to testing, diagnosis and treatment Supplies and equipment necessary for community safety,…

TEC Equipment Opens Newest Full-service Dealership in Dixon, CA

PORTLAND, OR – TEC Equipment announced today that its newest full-service, heavy-duty truck and trailer dealership is now open in Dixon, California. Located at 8555 Pedrick Rd, the new Dixon store is easy to find and provides convenient access on and off I-80. It is situated on 21 acres, with an impressive 65,000 sq. ft….

Discover Adaptive Loading

TEC Equipment constantly strives to provide our customers with the best in the industry; that’s why we value our partnerships with Mack and Volvo so much. The development teams work closely with their customers to drive new technologies and advancements that meet the customers’ needs. One of these technologies is Adaptive Loading which maximizes efficiency…

Protect Your Truck: Service Maintenance Intervals

Like cars, semi trucks have manufacturer-recommended service intervals: mileage or time periods that manufacturers recommend servicing vehicle components. These intervals apply to common maintenance tasks like oil changes and alignment. They also apply to less common tasks like coolant replacements. When you’ve been driving for a while, you develop a feel for your truck. When…

Mack Joins the Medium-Duty Market with the MD Series

January 30th, 2020 Mack trucks launched the all-new Mack MD series of medium-duty trucks. These Class 6/7 vehicles will join the existing lineup of Class 8 vehicles to provide Mack power and performance to more customers. The Mack MD6 will have a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 25,995 pounds. The MD7 will have a…

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TEC Equipment Open Newest Truck and Trailer Dealership in Redmond, Oregon

January 20th, 2020 TEC Equipment announced today that its newest full-service heavy-duty truck and trailer dealership is now open in Redmond, Oregon. The new store is located about 15 miles north of Bend, at 2475 NW Canal Blvd., just off US 97 at exit 119. It is situated on 6.8 acres and features a 26,700…

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Volvo I-Shift Transmission and I-See Will Have You Cruising to Savings

Volvo’s innovative I-Shift manual transmission with I-See predictive cruise control make your job as a truck driver easier. It can help any driver from the most experienced to a rookie improve their fuel efficiency while driving. What is I-Shift? I-Shift is the most advanced automated manual transmission on the market. It improves fuel efficiency and…

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Tips for Better Fuel Efficiency

Fuel costs account for 30-50% of your heavy duty truck fleet’s total operating cost. That’s huge! The benefits of increased fuel efficiency are simple, you save money and reduce CO2 emissions. However, that doesn’t mean lowering your fuel consumption is easy. Factors affecting your fuel economy include engine and transmission performance, cab design, driving routes,…

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What a Lease Means for You

There are many ways to acquire a new truck. The best option for you depends on what you’re looking for, what your business is capable of and where you want to put your internal resources. For owner-operators or large transportation fleets, you may want to own your vehicles and perform your own maintenance to maximize…

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TEC Equipment announces Kelly Knox as Chief Financial Officer

December 17th, 2019 PORTLAND, OR – TEC Equipment is pleased to announce Kelly Knox as the newest member of its Leadership Team.  Kelly joins the TEC family as the new Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he will lead all aspects of the Company’s Finance, Accounting, Treasury, and IT functions. With 17 years of progressively-responsible…