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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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    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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    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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    Top Manitoba driver honors military roots

    September 4, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. — Manitoba’s 2019 Driver of the Year, Big Freight’s Robert Pigeau, draws on a military background and a commitment to serve his community.

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