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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

    Manitoba gets funding to help curb heavy-duty vehicle emissions

    June 10, 2019 by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba will receive a federal investment of up to $5.9 million to help improve the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles, matching a provincial contribution toward the efficient trucking initiative program. The announcement was made today by federal

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    Fort Garry celebrates centennial year

    June 6, 2019 by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Fort Garry Industries is celebrating 100 years in business today. Established in 1919 by Fred Sicinski as a tire repair shop, the company now offers aftermarket parts and service, trailer sales, and truck equipment, and remains based

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    Alberta’s Partners in Compliance (PIC) looks for a path forward

    June 4, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. — With funding becoming more of a concern, and the program’s direction uncertain, there is plenty of work to be done if Alberta’s Partners in Compliance (PIC) program is going to grow and have a meaningful impact the industry as a whole.

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    Industry needs to tell its story

    June 2, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) president and CEO Dave Earle says the trucking industry is not good at telling its good news stories. Opening the BCTA’s AGM and Management Conference in Kelowna, B.C. June 1, Earle said if

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    B.C. government highlights initiatives aimed at improving conditions for trucking industry

    June 2, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure provided an update on a slew of initiatives across the province recently, including the Weight2GoBC bypass program. Issuing over 1.2 million ‘green lights’ for carriers to bypass weigh stations thus far,

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    B.C.’s trucking vacancy rates highest of any sector

    June 2, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – “I don’t even know how you’re operating if that is at all possible.” That was the reaction from B.C. economist Ken Peacock after learning from Statistics Canada that the trucking industry has the highest job vacancy rate

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    CTA highlights efforts on Driver Inc. during BCTA conference

    June 1, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has taken several strides in its attempt to reign in Driver Inc. in an attempt to help level the playing field for carriers across the country. CTA president Stephen Laskowski brought B.C.

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    MELT required for Saskatchewan farm workers by 2020

    May 31, 2019 by Truck News-West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Province of Saskatchewan will require drivers in agriculture to complete mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) starting next year. Like those looking to acquire a Class 1 licence to drive a commercial truck, farm workers will need

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    Industry needs more drastic changes to curb emissions

    May 28, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Andrew Tam of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation said heavy-duty diesel vehicles are lagging behind light-duty gasoline-powered vehicles when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Tam also said he believes the most effective course of

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    Student analyzes truck clustering to determine transportation efficiencies

    May 27, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – A University of Windsor student has analyzed GPS pings on the movement of 22,000 trucks in an effort to bring freight optimization to the supply chain. Ayat Hussein said her effort to advance knowledge of freight transportation

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    Bison Transport mock debate takes more serious tone

    May 27, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – The 24th annual Bison Transport Debate saw a panel of participants argue for and against a resolution that more oil pipelines should be built in Canada. The mock debate takes place during the Canadian Transportation Research Forum’s

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    Disruption in the industry

    May 27, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    Panel discusses how innovation has impacted transportation sector

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  • Product

    AutoTarp aims to alleviate driver injury

    May 24, 2019 by Truck News-West

    PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Valid Manufacturing has released its AutoTarp System, revealing the new product today during the Canada North Resources Expo in Prince George, B.C. With the primary goal of reducing workplace injuries sustained by drivers while tarping bulk-hauler

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    What to consider when transitioning to ELDs

    May 24, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – With the Canadian electronic logging device (ELD) mandate coming down the pike, Greg Munden of Munden Ventures said there are several reasons carriers need to get on board immediately with the new technology. Munden said ELDs

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    Impairment comes in many forms

    May 24, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    B.C. Forest Safety Council conference explores various forms of impairment in the workplace

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