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Semi Trucks: Everything you Ever Wanted to Know

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…

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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

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 to deliver exceptional…

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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…

Volvo VNR Electric at TEC Equipment Fontana

First Electric Volvo VNR Deployed at TEC Equipment - Fontana

June 18th, 2020 Volvo Trucks North America deployed its first pilot VNR Electric truck out of TEC Equipment’s Fontana, California dealership as part of the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project – an innovative collaboration between Volvo, TEC Equipment, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) and 12 other…

Hours of Service Proposed Changes

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…

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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…