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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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    Truckers rank the best truck stops in North America

    October 18, 2018 by Truck West

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – Truck drivers throughout the U.S. and Canada have spoken, naming the top truck stops in North America, with seven receiving a perfect five-star rating. Topping the list of five-star truck stops, which was compiled by the mobile

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    Hiway/Eskimo group acquires company, adds to leadership team

    October 17, 2018 by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Following the Hiway/Eskimo Refrigeration merger, the company has now acquired Chill Tech Reefer Services, and has added to its leadership team. Chill Tech, an independent transport refrigeration service, had been operating in the Calgary area for 16

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    Get ready to ‘Shift into Winter’

    October 11, 2018 by Truck West

    RICHMOND, B.C. – With winter fast approaching – and already a reality in some areas of Western Canada – the Winter Driving Safety Alliance (WDA) is urging truckers and all motorists to drive smart this snow season through its “Shift

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    Owner of carrier involved in Humboldt collision charged

    October 11, 2018 by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The owner of the trucking company involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus collision has been charged with eight counts of failing to comply with safety regulations. Sukhmander Singh, owner of Calgary-based Adesh Deol Trucking, will face seven

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    MELT to be mandated in Alberta this spring

    October 10, 2018 by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The Alberta government announced today that mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) will be mandated in spring 2019 for Class 1 and 2 drivers. The announcement was made at the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) office by Transportation

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    Mack’s Anthem a perfect fit for Westcan’s driver-focused mentality

    October 10, 2018 by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – With the help of Mack Trucks, Westcan Bulk Transport is putting the focus back on the driver. “We need a good product so we can get drivers in the trucks and product to market,” said Howard August,

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    Tremcar West adds to vacuum units and equipment sales team

    October 9, 2018 by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Tremcar West has appointed Geoff Dowson as its regional sales manager for vacuum units and equipment. With over 18 years of experience in the vac industry, Dowson was previous employed by Westech Vac Systems for more than

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    More needs to be done to attract women to industry, says WBF panel

    October 4, 2018 by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) president Chris Nash believes companies that do not embrace diversity and inclusiveness will soon struggle to find talent. “Diversity will bring more ideas and progression,” Nash said during the Women Building Futures

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    Diversity and inclusion in the workplace reliant on each other’s success

    October 3, 2018 by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Diversity and inclusion go hand-in-hand in the workplace, but don’t be fooled into believing they are one in the same. Trades industries, including trucking, have been looking to diversify their workforces for a variety of reason, whether

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    Manitoba eliminates carbon tax from its climate and green plan

    October 3, 2018 by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba government has scrapped the carbon tax from its Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan. Premier Brian Pallister made the announcement today, saying, “We are standing up for Manitobans, by saying ‘yes’ to Manitoba’s green plan, and

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    Weather doesn’t dampen spirit for Alberta Truck Convoy

    October 1, 2018 by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Despite chilly temperatures, the Alberta Truck Convoy for Special Olympics rolled on Sept. 22 in Calgary, with 75 trucks taking part and raising $25,000. The money will go to Special Olympics Alberta and Special Olympics Alberta –

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    Test driving the Kenworth W990

    September 28, 2018 by Derek Clouthier

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A quiet and smooth, easy ride. That’s the best way to describe how Kenworth’s W990 drives – or I should say, rides, since I was a passenger on the Sept. 28 test drive of this new

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    Kenworth unleashes the W990

    September 28, 2018 by Derek Clouthier

    Kenworth updates iconic W900

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    Understanding the changing face of the trucking industry

    September 27, 2018 by Derek Clouthier

    Much like women, Aboriginal Peoples are under-represented in the trucking industry. This is not the case for all visible minorities in Canada. This month marks the launch of our Changing Face of Trucking project, which goes alongside the acquisition of

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    Use big data as a teaching mechanism, not an ‘I got ya’ tool

    September 26, 2018 by Truck West

    RED DEER, Alta. – Collecting data from today’s truck technologies is about more than improving a carrier’s bottom line, it’s about helping drivers be the best they can be. Derek Tate, president of Enpact Group and former driver, spoke to

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