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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 Trucking Association to promote SmartWay program province-wide

    January 9, 2020 by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) has entered into a partnership with Natural Resources Canada through its SmartWay initiative. The program, which promotes environmentally-friendly efforts in the trucking industry, links manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, and logistics service providers with

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    APUs now eligible for rebates under CleanBC’s HDVE program

    January 9, 2020 by Truck News

    LANGLEY, B.C. – Following feedback from carriers, the B.C. government has approved auxiliary power units (APUs) as eligible for incentives under the CleanBC Heavy-duty Vehicle Efficiency (HDVE) program. APUs were previously not recognized as an eligible device, but trucking companies

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    Alberta’s new Road Knights team announced

    January 9, 2020 by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Alberta has a new Road Knights team, made up of drivers with superior skills, impeccable records, and a passion for promoting the industry. The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) announced the new team today, which is made

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    Alberta government to offer unlimited carrier and public profiles for free

    January 8, 2020 by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Anyone looking to obtain an online carrier profile in Alberta are now able to do so free of charge, as the Ministry of Transportation aims to reduce red tape for the commercial carrier industry. The change was

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    AMTA calls for Hwy 3 twinning to increase safety

    January 6, 2020 by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Twinning Hwy 3 in Southern Alberta has jumped to the beginning of the line and become a top priority for the provincial trucking association. With more than 200 km requiring twinning to enhance a safer commute and

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    Unifor picketers accused of vandalizing, delaying trucks at Regina refinery

    January 2, 2020 by Truck News

    REGINA, Sask. – Truckers working at the Co-Op Refinery in Regina, Sask., say picketers have been delaying and vandalizing trucks, breaking a court order that said they could not hold up drivers for more than five minutes. Following a labor

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    Co-Op Refinery strike heads to court

    December 19, 2019 by Truck News-West

    Trucking industry caught in the middle of dispute

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    Rosenau and Freightliner contribute to CentrePort’s record year

    December 19, 2019 by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – CentrePort Canada had a record-breaking year of activity, with over $117 million in development and building permits in 2019, including from prominent trucking companies like Rosenau Transport and Freightliner Manitoba. More than 725,000 sq./ft of industrial space

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  • Blog

    We have you and the industry covered

    December 19, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    It certainly is the end of an era, but the beginning of a new, more modern way of bringing trucking industry news to our readers. We may be ceasing our printed editions of our western and eastern Truck News magazines,

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    Report says oversight of Manitoba’s trucking industry inadequate

    December 18, 2019 by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba’s Auditor General has concluded that provincial oversight of commercial vehicle safety is inadequate, including insufficient safety fitness program practices, management gaps for on-road inspections, and weak planning and performance measurements. The less-than-glowing review was released today

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    Cattle industry gets two years to transition to new livestock transportation rules

    December 18, 2019 by Truck News-West

    CALGARY, Alta. – After the federal government announced regulatory changes to the transportation of livestock last February, the beef industry has been given two years to adhere to the new rules. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) met with government officials

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    B.C. carriers can submit applications for HDVE program incentives this February

    December 17, 2019 by Truck News-West

    LANGLEY, B.C. – The window for B.C. carriers to get their applications in for incentives to purchase fuel-efficient technology under the new CleanBC Heavy-duty Vehicle Efficiency (HDVE) program is approaching. The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) will be accepting applications from

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  • Feature

    Loving that lease

    December 17, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    Several factors can influence a carrier’s decision to purchase a new or used truck to add to its fleet. And with an ever-changing marketplace that demands flexibility, leasing has become a more viable option for those looking for adaptability, peace

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    Western carrier ceases operations, sells its assets

    December 10, 2019 by Truck News-West

    SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. – Alberta-based carrier Ventures West Transport is selling off all its assets, as the company’s majority owner has decided to cut its losses. Ventures West, which serviced the western provinces, Yukon, and N.W.T., was doomed after an

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    STA looks to improve industry image and attract new workers

    December 9, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) is on a mission to change the general public’s impression of the trucking industry. Susan Ewart, executive director of the STA, said with the ever-increasing age of truck drivers and what she

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