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Derek Clouthier

Derek Clouthier
A university graduate with a degree in English, I have worked in the media industry as an editor, reporter and now as editor of Truck West. I have several years of management experience in journalism, as well as hospitality, but am first and foremost a writer, both professionally and in my personal life, having completed two fiction novels. derek@newcom.ca @DerekClouthier
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    Tremcar West brings in new management team for Weyburn facility

    February 21, 2018 by Truck West

    WEYBURN, Sask. – Tremcar West has hired Doug Weir as general manager of its Weyburn facility and Kathy Lokinger as its office manager. The company is also looking for a service manager to complete its management team. Weir comes into

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    Search for wife of trucking company owner ends

    February 21, 2018 by Truck West

    VERNON, B.C. – The search in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for the wife of tucking company owner David Chambers has come to an end. Gloria Anne Miller was last seen diving in Puerto Vallarta the morning of Feb. 15. Family members

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    Mack and Moakler partnership “Born Ready” for success

    February 13, 2018 by Truck West

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – The partnership between Mack Trucks and Steve Moakler appeared “Born Ready” for success, with the singer declaring the truck manufacturer as the inspiration for the title song and upcoming tour. Originally debuting the song during a live

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    Pair of Canadian dealerships named to Kenworth Dealer Council

    February 9, 2018 by Truck West

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth Truck Company named its 2018 Kenworth Dealer Council members today, with two from Canada receiving the honor. Representing the 400 Kenworth dealerships in Canada and the U.S., Boyd McConnachie of Inland Kenworth in Burnaby, B.C. and

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    Kenworth showcases its Hybrid Electric Cargo Transport truck

    February 6, 2018 by Derek Clouthier

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – The truck may be quiet as a mouse but Kenworth made some noise showcasing its hydrogen fuel cell electric truck during a media event Feb. 6 at the Paccar Technical Center in Mount Vernon, Wash. Originally unveiled

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    Trailcon to build new facilities in Calgary and Edmonton

    February 6, 2018 by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Trailcon Leasing announced today it will build new facilities in Calgary and Edmonton to support the current and future growth of the trailer and equipment company. With construction set to commence this May and conclude in the

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    AMTA names new president

    January 31, 2018 by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) announced that Chris Nash will be its next president effective March 5. Nash takes over for outgoing president Lorraine Card, who announced her retirement last December. Having started his career in

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    Should carriers start paying drivers a yearly salary?

    January 25, 2018 by Derek Clouthier

    With the use of ELDs now required by law in the U.S. and the Canadian government announcing in December that we would follow suit by 2020, I think it’s time to examine the idea of paying drivers a yearly salary.

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    Saskatchewan reverses Alberta license plate ban

    January 24, 2018 by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Government of Saskatchewan has backtracked on a December announcement banning vehicles with Alberta license plates from government construction sites in its province. The provincial government ended the policy Jan. 22, saying the move was in response

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    New Speedee software helps dispatchers

    January 22, 2018 by Truck West

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Speedee Transport has released a new software it says will maximize scheduling efficiency and minimize shipment. SpeedeeGo Trucking Dispatch comes with EDI integration capabilities, live GPS tracking, automated reporting, electronic signature capture, and real-time dispatch updates. Speedee,

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    Western Star’s “Wings of Awesomeness” continue to soar for 2018

    January 11, 2018 by Truck West

    PORTLAND, Ore. – John Denver may have been on the “wings of an eagle,” but Western Star drivers can be on the “Wings of Awesomeness.” For the limited edition graphics package’s 50th anniversary, the truck producer is extending its popular

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    Three Canadian dealerships added to Trail King’s network

    January 11, 2018 by Truck West

    MITCHELL, S.D. – Trailer manufacturer Trail King Industries has announced 12 new dealers across North America, including three in Canada, two of which are in the west. Expanding its dealer network, Trail King has added Competition Trailer Sales in Calgary,

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    Zonar hires former CVSA president as its compliance manager

    January 8, 2018 by Truck West

    SEATTLE, Wash. – Former Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) president Ron Cordova has joined Zonar Systems’ compliance team. As compliance manager, Cordova will work with a group that is dedicated to ensuring Zonar and its customers adhere to the Department

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    Cummins Westport natural gas engine gets key emissions certifications

    January 4, 2018 by Truck West

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Cummins Westport’s 2018 ISX12N natural gas engine has been certified by the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and California’s Air Resources Board (ARB). The ISX12N meets ARB’s optional low NOx standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr, a 90% reduction

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    Seaway Express purchases new warehouse and tractor trailers

    January 2, 2018 by Truck News

    CORNWALL, Ont. – Seaway Express has acquired a more than 156,000 sq./ft. warehouse in Cornwall Business Park, complete with 25 truck level doors and 30-foot ceilings. The purchases expands Seaway’s footprint in the area, which now manages more than 300,000

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