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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
  • News

    Western carrier ceases operations, sells its assets

    December 10, 2019 by Truck News-West

    SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. – Alberta-based carrier Ventures West Transport is selling off all its assets, as the company’s majority owner has decided to cut its losses. Ventures West, which serviced the western provinces, Yukon, and N.W.T., was doomed after an

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    STA looks to improve industry image and attract new workers

    December 9, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) is on a mission to change the general public’s impression of the trucking industry. Susan Ewart, executive director of the STA, said with the ever-increasing age of truck drivers and what she

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    Maxim raises money for Christmas Cheer Board of Winnipeg

    December 9, 2019 by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Maxim Truck and Trailer flipped a lot pancakes Dec. 5, raising $27,202 for the Christmas Cheer Board of Winnipeg. With over 450 Manitobans attending the annual charity event, not only did people open their wallets, they also

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    B.C. trucker named national Driver of the Year

    December 6, 2019 by Truck News-West

    Price’s trucking career spans more than 32 years and over 4 million accident-free miles

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    Michelin and Denray Tire expand services in Western Canada

    December 5, 2019 by Truck News-West

    GREENVILLE, S.C. – Denray Tire is joining Michelin Retread Technologies as a franchisee manufacturing commercial truck retreads, servicing Manitoba and Saskatchewan. A family-owned and operated company in Western Canada, Denray Tire has been in business since the early ‘70s and

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    Transcourt adds to its western sales team

    December 3, 2019 by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Transcourt Tank Leasing has added Warren Mcdonell to its western Canadian sales team. Mcdonell will be based out of Transcourt’s Edmonton, Alta., office and will provide sales and leasing support in Alberta, Northern B.C., and Saskatchewan. “Warren

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    Alberta updates oversize and weight regulation to reduce red tape

    December 2, 2019 by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The Alberta government has updated its Commercial Vehicle Dimension and Weight Regulation to reflect what it called “modern vehicle configurations and equipment.” Having not been updated in nearly 20 years, the provincial government said commercial drivers in

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    AMTA reacts to Alberta budget cuts; WBF gets $10 million in funding

    December 2, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. – In the face of the Alberta government’s budget cuts in an attempt to reduce provincial deficit, the local trucking association is applauding the decision to uphold all mandatory entry-level training (MELT) requirements for drivers. The Alberta government

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    Payne hands out Driver of the Year awards

    December 2, 2019 by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Payne Transportation held its annual awards gala Nov. 28, recognizing drivers who exemplify the best when it comes to safety, service, and community. Three drivers were honored with Driver of the Year awards in their respective categories.

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    BCTA opposes tunnel option to replace existing George Massey Tunnel

    November 27, 2019 by Truck News-West

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) believes the proposed eight-lane tunnel which would replace the existing George Massey Tunnel (GMT) is not only a less safe and costlier option than a bridge, but would also be more harmful

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    Banner year so far for 18 Wheels of Christmas

    November 25, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The response this past weekend in Dawson Creek, B.C., in support of the 18 Wheels of Christmas campaign was amazing. That’s according to Chris Richards of Rosenau Transport, who organizes the yearly Christmas charitable event in

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    Truxpo returns to Lower Mainland this May

    November 25, 2019 by Truck News-West

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Truxpo is set to return to the Tradex Centre in Abbotsford, B.C., this spring, expanding on its past success by showcasing products, services, and special features to attendees. Running May 29-30, the biennial event will include a

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    ARW Truck Equipment expands in the west

    November 25, 2019 by Truck News-West

    CALGARY, Alta. – ARW Truck Equipment is expanding across Western Canada to cover Saskatchewan and the eastern section of B.C. Launched in 1895, ARW Truck specializes in the sale and support of truck-mounted equipment, and has been a staple in

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    Your friendly ghost in the transportation industry

    November 25, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    SASKATOON, Saskatchewan — Though it didn’t come in the form of a premonition in the night, Clay Dowling takes pride in his company being “Your Partner with Spirit.” Launched in 1987, Ghost Transportation is the spawn of necessity, and, as

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    Kudos to an industry that continues to help those in need

    November 25, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    There is no shortage of good causes available to the trucking industry if it wants to help, and for the most part, the industry steps up to the plate when needed. Most recently, the Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC)

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