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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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    Study says trees obstruct sight lines at Humboldt bus collision intersection

    December 12, 2018 by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – A study conducted by a consulting firm indicates that sight lines at the intersection where the tractor-trailer and Humboldt Broncos bus collided are a safety concern. McElhanney Consulting Services conducted the 70-page review for the Saskatchewan government.

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    B.C. auditor general recommends province consider adopting MELT

    December 11, 2018 by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The Office of the Auditor General of B.C. says more needs to be done to ensure commercial vehicle safety in the province, including the consideration of a MELT program. The auditor general released a new report titled

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    Donations come in after truck driver’s untimely death

    December 11, 2018 by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Donations to the family of a 44-year-old truck driver who was killed on the job has reached nearly $70,000. Lalit Sethi died Dec. 3 at a Bison Transport location when he was crushed between a truck and

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    Saskatchewan makes super single tire pilot program permanent

    December 6, 2018 by Truck West

    Harmonizes single wide-base tire program with Ontario’s

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    Manitoba takes steps toward a MELT program

    December 5, 2018 by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The province of Manitoba is moving forward with consultations aimed at implementing a mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) program, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today. “Our government is focused on safety above all else,” Schuler said. “Mandatory

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    Recruitment workshops coming to Western Canada

    December 5, 2018 by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Trucking HR Canada will hold a series of workshops in Western Canada to help employers recruit and modernize their workforce. The workshops will be held in partnership with the Alberta Motor Transport Association and Alberta government. “In

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    Payne Transportation donates to Children’s Wish

    December 3, 2018 by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Payne Transportation has donated $4,000 to the Children’s Wish Foundation. The funds were raised from raffles during the carrier’s 6th annual Gala and Awards night, where employees and owner-operators join together to recognize achievements in safety and

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    MELT coming to Saskatchewan March 15

    December 3, 2018 by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan government announced it will implement mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) staring March 15 for anyone looking to acquire a Class 1 commercial licence. “Saskatchewan has been working to improve standards for training curriculum and driver

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    18 Wheels of Christmas gearing up for Holiday Season

    November 30, 2018 by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Now in its 16th year, 18 Wheels of Christmas is up and running again in an effort to help local food banks during the Holiday Season. Launched in 2002, the effort was created to give the transportation

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    Stricter chain up regulations implemented in B.C.

    November 29, 2018 by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government has placed stricter regulations on commercial drivers when chaining up, and includes all vehicles over 5,000 kg. The move follows two other highway safety enhancements – reduced speed limits on 15 highway sections and

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    The road ahead

    November 29, 2018 by Derek Clouthier

    Winnipeg company’s app that predicts road conditions goes mobile

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    Solving work-life balance conundrum for drivers necessary for recruitment

    November 23, 2018 by Derek Clouthier

    What’s more important when people are looking for a job or career; how much they get paid or having a work-life balance? I’m sure the answer would depend on the individual, but in the never-ending discussion on the driver shortage

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    Left-lane ban on Coq welcome, but BCTA says focus needs to be on chaining up

    November 16, 2018 by Truck West

    HOPE, B.C. – The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) says the move to prohibit commercial trucks from the left lane on Snowshed Hill on the Coquihalla does not address the main cause of collisions on the mountain pass. Though recognizing the

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    New president/CEO leading Magnum Trailer and Equipment

    November 13, 2018 by Truck West

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Magnum Trailer and Equipment has named Andrew Taylor as its president and CEO. “Magnum has a huge opportunity in the transportation equipment market. Our products and services are designed to protect trucks and their drivers and improve

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    Inland moves into Saskatchewan and Manitoba with recent acquisition

    November 10, 2018 by Truck West

    BURNABY, B.C. – Inland Kenworth extended its dealership network into Saskatchewan and Manitoba with the acquisition of Custom Truck Sales (CTS). “We chose CTS because our companies hold similar values – providing excellent service and quality products with an emphasis

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