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7 Tips to Keep Drivers Happier on the Road

September 14th, 2021 Trucking is a hard job, and no one knows that better than truck drivers. Spending the time and effort to make the work easier has one major benefit: driver retention. And with drivers in the shortest supply the industry has seen in years, keeping drivers saves time and money. The research is…

TEC Equipment - Fontana Named First Volvo EV Certified Dealer

TEC Equipment – Fontana just earned the designation of the first Volvo EV Certified Dealer in North America and is excited to help customers introduce electric vehicles into their fleets.  “We’re proud to continue our partnership with Volvo Trucks and to have our Fontana location be the first to achieve the Volvo EV Certified Dealer…

Tips for Better Semi Truck Fuel Efficiency

July 13, 2021 Have you seen your fuel costs climbing? As global shipping reaches new heights while diesel stockpiles run low, diesel prices are booming. Diesel hit $3.30 per gallon in the final week of June, the ninth consecutive week of increases, according to the Energy Information Administration. With diesel now 87 cents more than…

The Inventory Shortage and How to Manage It

If you’ve tried to purchase a new truck or trailer, or even some replacement parts, in the last few months, you know that supply is tight. Unfortunately, nearly every industry expert we’ve talked to predicts that this shortage will last at least until 2022.  First, let’s take a look back at how we got here….

Volvo VAH 630 Car Hauler

5 Safety Tips for Drivers of Car Haulers

Preventative maintenance. It hangs over all our heads and applies to nearly everything we have. As annoying as it may be, it’s also the easiest and least expensive way to make your car hauler last longer. A little bit of work every week is better for you, your hydraulics system and your bottom line than…

Choosing a Mack Engine for Your Truck

Which Mack engine do you need? If that’s a hard question, don’t worry, we’ll explain the differences between each option and help you choose which is the right option for your truck. While the engines may all seem very similar, they do have some important differences that impact cost, performance and success. The first option…

Mack Truck Winter Driving

Build Your Trucker Emergency Kit

Whatever the weather, wherever you drive, an emergency kit is a good thing to carry. But emergency kits aren’t one size fits all. It’s important to take time to customize your emergency kit to how long you’re away from home, where you’re driving, the weather and personal preference. Hot packs and long johns are vital…

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Customer Happiness Using Leasing Operations

One might think Leasing is a straightforward endeavor. For the customer, hopefully it is, but behind-the-scenes at TEC, our Leasing Operations team helps ensure customer needs are met both quickly, and seamlessly. It’s not just about servicing trucks at our dealerships or with our mobile services.  And it’s about more than getting you the right…

Mack Truck Winter Driving

Winterizing Your Truck

Now that we’re putting away our flip flops and hauling out heavy coats, it’s time to do the same for your truck. Preparing your truck for cold weather, or winterizing, is an important step to ensure that both you and your vehicle are ready for whatever winter brings. Even if your work doesn’t take you…

Volvo VNL Semi Truck

The Definitive Guide to Everything You Wanted to Know About Semi Trucks

Semi trucks are a vehicle we see almost every day. Many young kids are fascinated by the “big cars.” But the average person likely doesn’t know a lot about semi trucks. For example, you might call them tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers or just trucks. In this blog, we’ll answer all your basic questions about semi trucks. Whether…

Volvo VNR heavy duty truck

Safety Compliance Central from Nationalease

With so many rules and regulations in the trucking industry it’s hard to keep up. At TEC, we want to keep you up to date on the latest safety regulation changes that may affect your business. Our partners at Nationalease put together a newsletter detailing some of the changes you should know about. Check out…

Hino Trucks and Toyota Join Forces to Develop a Class 8 Fuel Cell Electric Truck

October 12th, 2020 With the effects of air pollution literally hanging over our cities, interest in heavy-duty electric trucks has skyrocketed. Now Hino and Toyota are joining forces to develop a Class 8 fuel cell electric truck (FCET). The companies will leverage the newly developed Hino XL Series chassis with Toyota’s proven fuel cell technology…

Volvo Truck Service from TEC Equipment

Which Volvo Engine is Right for You?

Volvo brings some of the most powerful yet fuel-efficient engines to the heavy-duty truck industry. When it comes time to select the engine type when buying a new Volvo truck, you have options: the D11, the D13 or the D13TC. Each engine has its advantages, but whichever you choose, you can feel confident on the…