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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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    It’s time for drivers to ‘Shift into Winter’

    September 30, 2019 by Truck News-West

    RICHMOND, B.C. – Drivers will again be “Shifting into Winter” in B.C. and across Canada in the coming weeks, and for the 11th year, WorkSafeBC wants to remind truckers to be prepared before hitting the road. Trina Pollard, manager of

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    Truck convoy brings attention to B.C.’s ailing forestry sector

    September 27, 2019 by Truck News-West

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – B.C.’s logging industry is hemorrhaging, and a recent truck convoy in Vancouver aimed to shed some light on job losses in the forestry sector. With more than 100 trucks making up the convoy, trucks traveled through the

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    B.C. truck repair company making the most of its new shop software

    September 27, 2019 by Truck News-West

    BURNABY, B.C. – They may be considered rookies in Trimble’s eyes, but Dieseltech Truck Repair out of B.C.’s Lower Mainland knows a thing or two about keeping medium- to heavy-duty trucks up and running. Dieseltech took home the award for

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    Construction company not ‘Whisselling Dixie’ when it comes to moving freight

    September 27, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    CALGARY, Alta. — Whissell Contracting doesn’t mess around when it comes to moving freight. Since 1970, this civil construction company has been moving its own equipment and others’ through its trucking division, which specializes in heavy and oversized load transportation.

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    MTA makes a friend at the federal level

    September 27, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. — The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) had the ear of a federal member of parliament recently, taking advantage of the opportunity to address issues in the transportation sector. Blake Richards, Alberta member of parliament for Banff-Airdrie, was recently

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    CTA to visit Alberta during annual fall tour

    September 26, 2019 by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) will be visiting Alberta during its fall tour, and registration is now open. Holding events in both Edmonton and Calgary, CTA president Stephen Laskowski and senior vice-president of policy Geoff Wood will

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    Women with Drive ‘hits the road’ with three stops in Western Canada

    September 26, 2019 by Truck News-West

    REGINA, Sask. – With the success of its Ontario and Alberta events, Women with Drive is “hitting the road,” and expanding into other parts of the country, including an upcoming stop in Saskatchewan. “Getting more women into trucking and logistics

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    Testing electric trucks today so we’re ready for tomorrow

    September 25, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    By the end of this year, there are expected to be 20 fast-charging (DCFC) and Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations installed across Southern Alberta. The project, called Peaks to Prairies, is aimed at increasing what is being called “electric

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    Serving country and industry

    September 25, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    Manitoba Driver of the Year takes pride in his many years of service

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    Western Canadian highways need upgrades

    September 25, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. — Western Canadian roads are in need of their fair share of infrastructure upgrades, something not lost on those traveling this side of Ontario. The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) recently released its 2019-20 Infrastructure Priorities document, with the

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    Fines increase in B.C. for not following chain-up regulations

    September 23, 2019 by Truck News-West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – Starting Oct. 1, truck drivers traveling in B.C. will face stiffer fines if they do not chain up their tires. Base-level fines during previous winters were $121 for not carrying chains or not installing them when the

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    The future looks bright for the connected truck

    September 18, 2019 by Truck News-West

    HOUSTON, Texas – Drivewyze is excited about the future of connected trucks, and presented an overview of where the company sees the technology today, and where it believes it will go in the coming years. During Trimble’s in.sight User Conference

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    Truckers Against Trafficking expands into Canada

    September 17, 2019 by Truck News-West

    HOUSTON, Texas – Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) has expanded into Canada, entering into a partnership with the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking this past July. A national hotline to report suspicions of human trafficking in Canada has been established,

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    HOS compliance in U.S. near 100% with ELD use

    September 17, 2019 by Truck News-West

    HOUSTON, Texas – Electronic logging devices (ELDs) are making a significant impact on HOS compliance in the U.S., something that is likely to be mirrored in Canada come June of 2021. An always-popular session during Trimble’s in.sight User Conference, Federal

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    Trimble makes enhancements in effort to improve transportation supply chain

    September 16, 2019 by Truck News-West

    HOUSTON, Texas – Kicking off its in.sight User Conference in Houston, Texas today, Trimble stressed the importance of advanced analytics, data security, and data democratization in its ongoing effort to optimize the transportation supply chain lifecycle. As part of its

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