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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

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…

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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…

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,…

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…

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…

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Tips for Better Semi Truck Fuel Efficiency

January 2, 2020 Fuel costs account for 30-50% of your heavy duty truck fleet’s total operating cost. That’s huge! The benefits of increased fuel efficiency are simple, you save money and reduce CO2 emissions. However, that doesn’t mean lowering your fuel consumption is easy. Factors affecting your fuel economy include engine and transmission performance, cab…

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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