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Get Your CARBs Into Compliance

California is taking pollution seriously. Though the Truck and Bus regulation first went into effect on December 31, 2014, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will take a more significant step to enforce compliance. Beginning January 1, 2020, vehicles out of compliance will be blocked from registration with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. What…

A Fleet's Guide to the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

If you’re in charge of a trucking fleet, you’re likely familiar with the CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse law taking effect January 6, 2020. You have your account and you’ve been testing your drivers as required under the law. But this change to the regulation means you need to change what you’re doing. As an…

Hino 195h Stake Bed

A Driver's Guide to the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

If you’re in the trucking industry, you’ve probably heard about the CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse law. You may even know that it comes into effect January 6, 2020. But you may not know what it means for you and your business. Let’s run through the basics of the law. Settle in for some condensed…

Volvo VNR 660

Volvo Introduces VNR 660 for Regional-Haul

The all-new VNR 660 high-roof sleeper expands Volvo’s heavy duty regional-haul application offerings. Volvo announced the brand new model at the NACV show at the end of October. The all new VNR model adds to Volvo’s already impressive lineup of VNR regional haul trucks with an all new high roof sleeper model. The VNR 660…

Changes to CdL training requirements

Hit the Books: Changes to Driver Training Requirements

As the governmental wheels turn, changes to regulations roll out and are hauled back. While some regulations have a small impact, when it comes to trucking, even the smallest change can affect millions of drivers. One rule to be aware of, set to take effect in February 2020, sets national minimum-training standards for entry-level applicants…

Hours of Service Proposed Changes

Hours of Service: What’s New with That?

Bureaucracy sure runs slowly, but when change happens, you better be ready. Hours of Service changes can have a massive impact on the profitability of your trucking business, whether you’re and owner-operator or a fleet owner. Hours of service is a hot topic in trucking, particularly after the implementation of Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulation….

TEC Equipment San Diego

TEC Equipment opens newest dealership in San Diego, California

PORTLAND, OR  – TEC Equipment announced today that its entry into the San Diego market is official. TEC Equipment San Diego is now open for business at 2735 Cactus Road in San Diego, representing Mack trucks and Wabash trailers. At this location, TEC will sell all-makes parts and will service all-makes commercial trucks and trailers. This…

Harbor of Hope and TEC Equipment

TEC Equipment supports efforts to aid homeless

June 21st, 2019 PORTLAND, OR – TEC Equipment is proud to support the efforts of Oregon Harbor of Hope to launch their Mobile Assistance Program, in which they will mobilize one shower truck and one laundry truck to dozens of homeless camps and schools across Portland and its surrounding communities. TEC’s contributions include providing two…

TEC Equipment San Diego

TEC Equipment Expands its Dealership Footprint to San Diego

May 1st, 2019 PORTLAND, OR – TEC Equipment announced today that it plans to open its newest dealership in San Diego, CA in the Fall of 2019. TEC is building a new state-of-the-art facility in the Otay Mesa community, in South San Diego – located right off of the 905/Otay Mesa Freeway, 7 minutes from I-5….

Wabash Trailers

TEC announces Jeff Stevens as VP of Trailer Operations

March 8, 2019 PORTLAND, OR – TEC Equipment is pleased to announce Jeff Stevens as the newest member of our Leadership Team. Jeff joins the TEC family as our new Vice President of Trailer Operations. As noted by TEC’s VP & Chief Operating Officer, Greg Schuttenhelm, “Jeff is a fantastic fit for TEC Equipment. He brings…

TEC Equipment Hino Certified

TEC Equipment Las Vegas recognized as a Hino Trucks Certified Ultimate Dealer

January 23rd, 2019 PORTLAND, OR – TEC Equipment announced today that its Las Vegas dealership has earned the designation, Certified Ultimate Dealer, as a top-tier Hino Trucks dealer. To achieve this special level of certification means that TEC Equipment – Las Vegas gets high marks from Hino Trucks for the quality customer experience and support it…

TEC Equipment Redmond

TEC Equipment Breaks Ground on Redmond, Oregon Dealership

October 3rd, 2018 PORTLAND, OR – TEC Equipment, the West’s leading truck and trailer dealership, breaks ground this week on its newest full-service heavy-duty truck and trailer dealership, in Redmond, OR. TEC will open its newest dealership late summer, 2019, representing their 27th dealership location in the West. This new store is located about 15 miles north…

TEC Equipment Volvo VNL

Trucking Insurance 101

Trucking insurance is mostly hassle free and a lot of times put on the back burner of a company’s priorities. Yet insurance and your exposure to risk should be something to think about. Here’s what you need to know about commercial trucking insurance and how you can maximize your protection. Liability When it comes to…