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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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    Custom Truck Sales expands in Estevan

    June 18, 2018 by Truck West

    ESTEVAN, Sask. – Custom Truck Sales has relocated its Estevan, Sask., facility in an effort to better service its customers. The new nine-acre location at 201 Shand Road is situated near two major highways with high truck traffic, and offers

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    One stop shop

    June 15, 2018 by Derek Clouthier

    White’s Travel Center offers something no other in the U.S. does – a pharmacy

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    Riding in the ultra-efficient Starship truck

    June 14, 2018 by Truck West

    RAPHINE, Va. – Like something out of a sci-fi movie, the AirFlow Starship initiative has produced a futuristic-looking rig that’s been in the making for several years. Beginning with a simple drawing by former driver and owner of AirFlow Truck

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    New carrier connected to Humboldt incident being carefully monitored by Alberta Transportation

    June 14, 2018 by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – One of the drivers and trucks from the carrier involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus collision is operating under a new numbered company, according to Alberta Transportation. Though the lone driver currently employed by the numbered company

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    BCTA elects new board and executive committee

    June 12, 2018 by Truck West

    WHISTLER, B.C. – The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) elected its new board of directors during its annual AGM and Management Conference this past weekend. Board members will serve out a term of one year, 2018-19. Executive committee members were also

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    B.C. trucking industry thriving, but desperately needs workers

    June 9, 2018 by Derek Clouthier

    WHISTLER, B.C. – B.C.’s trucking industry is facing a dire employment picture, with 10% of industry positions needing to be filled immediately. That’s according to Ken Peacock, chief economist and vice-president of the Business Council of B.C., who admitted to

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    Panel talks automated trucks and how they could create ‘more desirable’ jobs

    June 8, 2018 by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. – There may be a consensus on what still needs to be done for autonomous trucks to thrive, but opinions vary on the timing. A panel addressing freight transitions during the Conference Board of Canada’s Autonomous 2018 convention

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    Daseke acquires Alberta company Aveda

    June 7, 2018 by Truck West

    LEDUC, Alta. – Flatbed, specialized transportation, and logistics solutions provider Daseke Inc., has acquired Alberta oil rig moving company Aveda Transportation and Energy Services. One of the fastest growing companies of its kind in North America, Aveda was purchased for

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    Tremcar West now ABSA certified in Edmonton

    June 5, 2018 by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Tremcar West’s Edmonton location has been certified by the ABSA, the pressure equipment safety authority, to repair and perform alterations on pressure vessels, as well as modifications on pressure rings. Salvatore Tanzi has been appointed as Tremcar

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    Pilot programs aim to increase gateway efficiencies for truck drivers

    June 4, 2018 by Truck West

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – A pair of pilot programs will move forward to help productivity outcomes for the drayage sector and improve gateway efficiency. Following collaboration between the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Transport Canada, the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure,

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    Bison executive chairman completes term on CentrePort Canada board

    June 2, 2018 by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Don Streuber, executive chairman of Bison Transport, has reached the end of his term as past chair of the board for CentrePort Canada. Chris Lorenc, who served as chairman since April 1, 2016 and also at the

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    Much ado about something

    June 1, 2018 by Truck West

    Pine Grove Rest Area safe for now, but lack of rest areas in Canada remains a concern

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    All-female panel discuss past, present, and future of trucking

    June 1, 2018 by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – The number of women entering the trucking industry remains low, and it’s not always easy for those who do. That’s according to a panel of four women with various levels of experience in the industry. Each discussed

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    Mack hits the road to tell drivers’ stories in new series

    May 31, 2018 by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack Trucks will air an eight-part series on RoadLifeTV highlighting the stories of men and women behind the wheel. Available on Amazon Prime Video June 19, the video series will showcase what drivers have to deal with

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    Bison to hold annual fundraising event for CancerCare Manitoba

    May 29, 2018 by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Bison Transport will host its annual Challenge for Life barbecue June 7 to raise funds for the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. “The Bison Transport family has once again put together a team to help raise funds for a

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