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Volvo Super Truck

Future of Trucking - Fuel Efficiency

Volvo Super Truck It’s an exciting time in the trucking industry. We’re on the brink of a few technological breakthroughs that could change the entire industry as we know it. One of those breakthroughs is fuel efficiency. In 2011, Volvo Trucks was given the Super Truck project by the US Department of Energy, with the task…

Basics of Tire Inflation

Fleet Management: The Basics of Tire Inflation

Tire air pressure can have a profound effect on a tire’s life, fuel consumption, impact damage, and maintenance costs. As tire pressure increases and decreases, the tire’s footprint changes. This not only affects the load the tire can support and the tire’s traction, it also causes heat buildup and irregular wear. Here are some tips and…

sun country trailer

TEC Becomes a Sun Country Trailers Distributor

PORTLAND, OR – TEC Equipment has recently become a licensed distributor of Sun Country Trailers. Sun Country Trailers has been manufacturing premier car carriers out of Phoenix Arizona since 1986. The cornerstone to their success has been building the highest quality car carriers that evolve with the industry’s needs, specializing in regional 3-5 car high mount…

Portland Police recognize TEC EQuipment

Portland Police Recognize David Thompson and TEC Equipment

PORTLAND, OR – David Thompson, President and CEO of Portland-based TEC Equipment, Inc., was honored today for his “generous support and encouragement to the men and women of the Portland Police Bureau.” Commander Robert King of the Portland Police Bureau presented David and his sons David O., Chris and William with this award today at the…


TEC Equipment to Open New West Sacramento, CA Dealership

PORTLAND, OR – TEC Equipment’s newest dealership, located at 4515 West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento, is set to open on March 20, 2017. As a full-service Wabash/Benson/Transcraft trailer center, this dealership will feature trailer sales, parts and service.  It will also provide full-service truck and trailer Leasing and Rentals. TEC Equipment began operations in the…

TEC Equipment Truck Sales, Service and Parts Locations

Should you buy new, used, or lease your trucking equipment?

When considering your options to buy new, used, or lease your trucking equipment, there are pros and cons to all three options. It really depends on your business and your situation when determining which option is best. Here is a breakdown of each option that will hopefully make your decision easier.

TEC Equipment and Volvo Trucks

TEC Equipment Named Volvo Trucks Dealer of the Year - Western Region

February 11th, 2017 TEC Equipment, Inc., the West’s leading multi-point, full-service, heavy-duty truck dealership was honored as the Volvo Trucks 2016 Dealer of the Year – Western Region last weekend at the America Truck Dealers (ATD) Annual Convention.   TEC Equipment has been a Volvo franchise dealer since 1994 when David Thompson opened TEC Equipment’s…

Police Officer Appreciation

TEC Equipment Police Officer Appreciation

January 13th, 2017 Portland, OR – TEC Equipment is pleased to announce that today we will be honoring Portland Police by providing catered lunch and dinners to the Police Officers and professional staff of their North Precinct. TEC’s President & CEO, David Thompson, has an affinity for the efforts of Police Officers in their important…

New nursery for Estacada family

Estacada Family Receives New Nursery from TEC

December 30, 2016 “Tis the Season…” –David Thompson, President and CEO, TEC Equipment Portland, OR, 30 December, 2016– Just before Christmas, a fire destroyed the home of a family of five in the Portland area. The fire destroyed everything, including the nursery that had just been set up for their baby due to arrive any time….

Mack Truck Winter Driving

Winter Driving Tips for Truck Drivers

Winter is coming….like a good boy scout be prepared! As we all know, winter driving presents some additional challenges, especially for truck drivers. Here are a few tips to consider when driving in winter conditions. Block heaters are not designed to warm an engine. They are designed to maintain the heat already generated in the…

TEC Equipment Truck Sales, Service and Parts Locations

TEC Equipment Welcomes Kurt Bowers as NW Regional Director

October 6th, 2016 Portland, OR – TEC Equipment is pleased to announce that Kurt Bowers has joined the TEC family as our new Northwest Regional Director.  As noted by TEC’s Chief Operating Officer, Greg Schuttenhelm, “Kurt brings a tremendous skill set and experience to TEC.”  In fact, Kurt has more than 20 years of experience in…

Avoid Cargo Theft

7 Steps to Prevent Cargo Theft

Cargo theft is a nationwide issue in the transportation industry with a significant impact on the U.S. economy. It is estimated that cargo crime accounts for a direct merchandise loss of $15 to $30 billion per year. This is even more alarming considering virtually all goods manufactured domestically and internationally are transported by truck and…