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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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    Reduced speed zone ahead

    April 18, 2018 by Derek Clouthier

    Group looks to reduce commercial vehicles to 40km/hr. when passing through Salmon Arm

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    STA raising funds for first responders

    April 17, 2018 by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) plan to launch a national fundraising effort for first responders in the wake of the recent tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos bus. “They are the men and women who are at the

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    Hiway Refrigeration acquisition to bolster western footprint

    April 12, 2018 by Truck West

    PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. – Hiway Refrigeration announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Calgary, Alta.,-based Eskimo Refrigeration. Eskimo provides sales and aftermarket support in Western Canada for products in transport refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating. In business

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    STA releases statement on Humboldt tragedy

    April 9, 2018 by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) has released a statement to Truck West on the tragic collision involving a tractor-trailer and the bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. The collision, which happened on the afternoon of

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    Stricter winter tire and chain-up regulations proposed in B.C.

    April 5, 2018 by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government is looking to make changes to its winter tire and commercial vehicle chain-up requirements in the wake of what has been – and continues to be – a brutal winter. One of the proposed

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    Smaller carriers could be impacted most by Manitoba’s carbon tax plan

    April 2, 2018 by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) is concerned smaller carriers could struggle with the added costs of the province’s new “made in Manitoba” carbon tax plan. MTA executive director Terry Shaw said though some larger trucking companies may

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    Okanagan trucking pioneer passes away

    March 29, 2018 by Truck West

    PENTICTON, B.C. – Stu Berry, co-founder of Berry and Smith Trucking, passed away in Penticton, B.C. March 21. Along with Ted Smith, Berry started the South Okanagan trucking company in 1954, operating the carrier for 44 years before retiring and

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    Truxpo conference to focus on sector updates

    March 22, 2018 by Truck West

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Western Canadian trucking show Truxpo has announced its lineup of speakers for a half-day executive conference, as well as events throughout the two-day event. With a focus on “B.C. sector updates and opportunities for trucking,” the executive

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    Spring into action and get your body moving

    March 22, 2018 by Derek Clouthier

    Spring is in the air! Well, hopefully it is by the time you read this column. And with warmer weather and longer, sunny days comes the urge to get outside and be more active, and I want to encourage drivers

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    Mack Anthem to haul legendary racecar

    March 21, 2018 by Truck West

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – The official hauler of Nascar is now the official hauler for Richard Petty Motorsports’ legendary number 43 racecar. Driven by Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., Mack said the partnership that has its Anthem transporting the car will also

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    Truck driver saves unconscious woman on side of highway

    March 19, 2018 by Truck West

    CHEMAINUS, B.C. – Truck driver Gord Price is being heralded a hero for rescuing a woman he found unconscious along the Trans-Canada Highway. Local newspaper the Peace Arch News reported Price was leaving the DCT Chambers Trucking yard in Chemainus,

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    Aiming for the stars

    March 16, 2018 by Derek Clouthier

    PIC outlines new benchmarks that sets the bar high for its members

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    Gallagher acquires commercial insurance broker Palmer Atlantic

    March 12, 2018 by Truck News

    HARTLAND, N.B. – Gallagher has purchased Palmer Atlantic, a specialized commercial insurance broker based in Hartland, N.B. Palmer Atlantic’s services are tailored for risk management and commercial insurance solutions, with an established specialism in long-haul transportation and logistics. “Palmer Atlantic

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    Alaska’s Dalton Highway quietest and most scenic in U.S.

    March 12, 2018 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Looking for the road less traveled? If busy, congested highways are a thorn in your side, Geotab has the tool for you. Using data from the U.S. Highway Performance Monitoring System and the Annual Average Daily Traffic

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    Hino getting into Class 8 market in North America

    March 7, 2018 by Truck West

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hino Trucks today announced its all-new XL Series line of Class 7 and 8 vehicles at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind. The Hino XL7 and XL8 2020 models – which will begin production in early

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