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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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    Blockade at Regina refinery leads to arrests

    January 21, 2020 by Truck News

    REGINA, Sask. – In the midst of the labor dispute at the Co-op Refinery in Regina, Sask., the president of the union representing striking workers has been arrested. Along with six other Unifor members, president Jerry Dias was arrested Monday

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    Bendix’s SafetyDirect now available on commercial vehicles equipped with Geotab

    January 15, 2020 by Truck News

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Geotab-equipped commercial vehicle users can now utilize Bendix Commercial Vehicle System’s SafetyDirect web portal, a video-based driver safety solution that combines with an active safety system. With rollout now underway and availability to all fleets expected

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    Geotab and Drivewyze collaboration brings bypass opportunities to carriers

    January 15, 2020 by Truck News

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Geotab Marketplace customers can now take advantage of Drivewyze’s PreClear weigh station bypass service thanks to a partnership between the two Canadian companies. Announced today during Geotab’s Connect 2020 conference in San Diego, Calif., the integration

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    New Geotab tools that aim to help fleets go electric hit North American market

    January 15, 2020 by Truck News

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – With the launch of two new tools, Geotab is looking to make the decision and process of going electric seamless for fleets. The company’s Electric Vehicle Suitability Assessment (EVSA) and the Electric Vehicle Battery Degradation tools

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    Geotab and Eleos ‘UNIFY’ to offer open fleet management system

    January 15, 2020 by Truck News

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – With a shared open platform philosophy, Geotab and Eleos have launched UNIFY, a fleet management solution for Class 8 applications. The integrated platform provides customers with an all-in-one workflow solution that is customizable for fleets and

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    Geotab and Lytx partner to bring single-user interface to fleets

    January 14, 2020 by Truck News

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Geotab and video telematics provider Lytx are collaborating to bring customers a single-user interface to help fleets improve safety, productivity, and efficiency. The single interface merges Lytx’s video-based telematics platform – Driver Safety Program – with

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    Former Alberta Road Knight up for award

    January 10, 2020 by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Alberta driver and former Road Knight Edward Stasyshyn has been named a finalist for the Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year award. Stasyshyn, a driver for Trimac Transportation, is one of eight finalists for the award,

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    Survey says approval of Saskatchewan rest areas is 0%

    January 10, 2020 by Truck News

    REGINA, Sask. – According to a recent survey by the Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA), no one feels current rest areas in the province are in great or even good condition. The STA is continuing to push for improved stopping infrastructure

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    New COO takes over at Big Freight

    January 9, 2020 by Truck News

    STEINBACH, Man. – Manitoba’s Big Freight Systems has promoted Rod Miron as its chief operating officer. In the trucking industry for more than 30 years, Miron launched his career as a driver prior to embarking on several successful management positions

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    Manitoba Trucking Association to promote SmartWay program province-wide

    January 9, 2020 by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) has entered into a partnership with Natural Resources Canada through its SmartWay initiative. The program, which promotes environmentally-friendly efforts in the trucking industry, links manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, and logistics service providers with

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    APUs now eligible for rebates under CleanBC’s HDVE program

    January 9, 2020 by Truck News

    LANGLEY, B.C. – Following feedback from carriers, the B.C. government has approved auxiliary power units (APUs) as eligible for incentives under the CleanBC Heavy-duty Vehicle Efficiency (HDVE) program. APUs were previously not recognized as an eligible device, but trucking companies

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    Alberta’s new Road Knights team announced

    January 9, 2020 by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Alberta has a new Road Knights team, made up of drivers with superior skills, impeccable records, and a passion for promoting the industry. The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) announced the new team today, which is made

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    Alberta government to offer unlimited carrier and public profiles for free

    January 8, 2020 by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Anyone looking to obtain an online carrier profile in Alberta are now able to do so free of charge, as the Ministry of Transportation aims to reduce red tape for the commercial carrier industry. The change was

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    AMTA calls for Hwy 3 twinning to increase safety

    January 6, 2020 by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Twinning Hwy 3 in Southern Alberta has jumped to the beginning of the line and become a top priority for the provincial trucking association. With more than 200 km requiring twinning to enhance a safer commute and

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    Unifor picketers accused of vandalizing, delaying trucks at Regina refinery

    January 2, 2020 by Truck News

    REGINA, Sask. – Truckers working at the Co-Op Refinery in Regina, Sask., say picketers have been delaying and vandalizing trucks, breaking a court order that said they could not hold up drivers for more than five minutes. Following a labor

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