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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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    Rally to take place near Surrey, B.C., border crossing

    February 5, 2020 by Truck News

    SURREY, B.C. – Those entering Canada from the the Peace Arch border crossing near Surrey, B.C., could see longer wait times today, as members of the Customs and Immigrations Union and Public Service Alliance of Canada are planning a rally

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    Road Knights hope to bring drivers together, educate Alberta youth

    February 5, 2020 by Derek Clouthier

    Brimming with passion and enthusiasm for all things trucking, Alberta’s new Road Knights can hardly wait to take their message to the province’s youth. Miles McNabb, Henry Wolf, David Horst, and Sergio Hernandez were named to the Alberta Motor Transport

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    Environment, safety, image among top priorities for western associations

    February 5, 2020 by Derek Clouthier

    Nearly a month into the new year, trucking associations across Western Canada have shifted their focus to 2020, with the environment, industry image, and training all at the top of the priority lists. Looking to build on past accomplishments, both

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    Opinions mixed on increased biodiesel content in Manitoba fuel supply

    February 4, 2020 by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba’s announcement that it will increase the content of biodiesel in its fuel supply from 2% to 5% has been met with varying reactions from those in the trucking industry. From the onset, the Manitoba Trucking Association

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    Tensions and tactics escalating during Co-op Refinery dispute

    January 27, 2020 by Truck News

    REGINA, Sask. – The ongoing labor dispute between union members and the Regina Co-op Refinery has led to picketers said to now be blocking cardlock customers and fuel trucks from accessing Federated Co-operatives Ltd.’s (FCL) fuel distribution terminal near Carseland,

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    Pre-approved extraordinary permit project just a start, says BCTA

    January 27, 2020 by Truck News

    VICTORIA, B.C. – Despite the B.C. government’s announcement that Project Cargo Corridor would make it easier for carriers to acquire permits to move overweight and over-dimensional loads, the provincial trucking association says the regulation only scratches the surface. The new

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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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