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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…

TEC Equipment Truck and Trailer Dealership

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…

Volvo VNL Semi Truck

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…

Volvo VNL 300 semi truck

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…

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Get Your fleet into CARB 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….