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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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    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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    Canadian ELD mandate, U.S. deadline will have impact on industry

    September 16, 2019 by Truck News-West

    HOUSTON, Texas – Trimble executives identified Canada’s upcoming electronic logging device (ELD) mandate as the most influential factor altering the country’s trucking landscape going forward. Paired with Canada’s June 2021 ELD regulation is a big change in the U.S.’s rule

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    Ritchie Bros. Edmonton auction nets over $101 million in sales

    September 16, 2019 by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers sold more than $101 million of equipment during its five-day auction in Edmonton, Alta. recently. Over 14,350 people from 49 countries took part in the Sept. 10-14 event, including more than 11,600 online bidders,

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    Pinpointing the factors that determine if a driver is unhappy

    September 16, 2019 by Truck News-West

    HOUSTON, Texas – Wouldn’t it be nice if you could predict which drivers were planning on leaving your company and why so you could take action to retain them? This is what Trimble is attempting to do with its Driver

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    Alberta Truck Convoy raises $26K for Special Olympics

    September 9, 2019 by Truck News-West

    CALGARY, Alta. – The 2019 Truck Convoy for Special Olympics rolled through Calgary, Alta., this past weekend, raising $26,000 for the cause. Ken Huff, operations manager for Rosenau Transport, which hosts the event each year, said the convoy was a

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    New weigh station to be constructed near Terrace, B.C.

    September 6, 2019 by Truck News-West

    TERRACE, B.C. – The Canadian government is investing $15 million to build a commercial vehicle inspection station on Hwy 16. The new station will be located east of Terrace, B.C., near Hwy 37. The project will add lanes on Hwy

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  • Blog

    Calling changemakers this National Trucking Week

    September 2, 2019 by Dave Earle

    The trucking industry has been grappling with a shortage of workers over many years. Right now, unemployment is low, many millennials remain uninterested in trades, and heavy-duty diesel trucks are viewed as significant contributors to climate change. These are trends

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    Celebrating the industry during National Trucking Week in Western Canada

    August 30, 2019 by Truck News-West

    CALGARY, Alta. – With National Trucking Week right around the corner, several western trucking associations will be showing love to drivers and the industry across the country. The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) will host five driver appreciation days, starting

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    Ritchie Bros. extends Edmonton auction due to increase in items

    August 29, 2019 by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The items just keep coming in for Ritchie Bros. upcoming Edmonton auction, up 31% year-over-year and extending the sale to a five-day event. Originally scheduled to take place over a three-day period, the auction will now span

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    Manitoba carriers awarded for their safety culture

    August 28, 2019 by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. –A pair of Manitoba trucking companies received some hardware recently, with Fast Lane Freight the winner of the RPM Award and Bison Transport getting SAFE Work Manitoba’s Safety Culture Award. The Manitoba Trucking Association’s (MTA) RPM Award recognizes

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    Fifteen years in the making, patience pays off in the end

    August 26, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    OSOYOOS, B.C. — Better late than never, as they say, and a B.C. truck driver certainly took that to heart. Bill Plaskett always knew he would one day be his own boss, and 15 years after purchasing a company, he

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    Free training for aspiring women drivers in B.C.

    August 26, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    LANGLEY, B.C. — Attention hopeful female truck drivers in B.C., there is an opportunity that may be hard for you to pass up. Valley Driving School is facilitating driver training for the YWCA’s Changing Gears program, which aims to get

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    PrePass now available in B.C. through Weigh2GoBC

    August 22, 2019 by Truck News-West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – Carriers in B.C. can now take advantage of weigh scale bypass platform PrePass, with 11 locations across the province through Weigh2GoBC service. Thanks to an agreement between B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the PrePass Safety

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    PMTC eastern seminar to focus on youth, retention, and engagement

    August 21, 2019 by Truck News-East

    MILTON, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC), along with Trucking Human Resources Sector Council Atlantic, will hold an eastern regional educational seminar Sept. 18 in Wallace, N.S. With a focus youth recruitment, retention, and engagement, the

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