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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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    CITT awards students, recognizes members

    June 24, 2019 by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation (CITT) awarded a pair of students and recognized its Certified Logistics Professionals (CCLP) during an annual ceremony June 20. Esnart Shepande of Red River Collage received the Walter Kenneth Morris

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    Ritchie Bros. Edmonton auction nets over $72 million in sales

    June 24, 2019 by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Ritchie Bros.’ latest Edmonton, Alta. auction brought in more than $72 million in sales, with around 70% of the equipment being sold online. “We continue to see strong attendance for our Edmonton auctions in 2019,” said Brian

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    Cratex opens location in Nisku, Alta.

    June 21, 2019 by Truck News-West

    NISKU, Alta. – Cratex Industries, an industrial packaging and crating company, celebrated the grand opening of its new facility in Nisku, Alta., June 21. The new location offers an array of packaging and crating services to meet the demands of

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    Enhanced weigh scale opens in Delta, B.C.

    June 21, 2019 by Truck News-West

    DELTA, B.C. – Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) officers have a newly-enhanced facility at their disposal on Nordel Way in Delta, B.C. Providing a dry, well-lit area to help CVSE officers when doing inspections, the facility is large enough

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    Manitoba’s top drivers awarded

    June 18, 2019 by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) announced the winners of the Provincial Truck Driving Championship, which was held June 15 in Winnipeg, Man. First place winners make up Team Manitoba and include Bruce McKechnie of Bison Transport (single/tandem);

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    Manitoba gets funding to help curb heavy-duty vehicle emissions

    June 10, 2019 by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba will receive a federal investment of up to $5.9 million to help improve the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles, matching a provincial contribution toward the efficient trucking initiative program. The announcement was made today by federal

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    Fort Garry celebrates centennial year

    June 6, 2019 by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Fort Garry Industries is celebrating 100 years in business today. Established in 1919 by Fred Sicinski as a tire repair shop, the company now offers aftermarket parts and service, trailer sales, and truck equipment, and remains based

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    Industry needs to tell its story

    June 2, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) president and CEO Dave Earle says the trucking industry is not good at telling its good news stories. Opening the BCTA’s AGM and Management Conference in Kelowna, B.C. June 1, Earle said if

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    B.C. government highlights initiatives aimed at improving conditions for trucking industry

    June 2, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure provided an update on a slew of initiatives across the province recently, including the Weight2GoBC bypass program. Issuing over 1.2 million ‘green lights’ for carriers to bypass weigh stations thus far,

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    B.C.’s trucking vacancy rates highest of any sector

    June 2, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – “I don’t even know how you’re operating if that is at all possible.” That was the reaction from B.C. economist Ken Peacock after learning from Statistics Canada that the trucking industry has the highest job vacancy rate

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    CTA highlights efforts on Driver Inc. during BCTA conference

    June 1, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has taken several strides in its attempt to reign in Driver Inc. in an attempt to help level the playing field for carriers across the country. CTA president Stephen Laskowski brought B.C.

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    MELT required for Saskatchewan farm workers by 2020

    May 31, 2019 by Truck News-West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Province of Saskatchewan will require drivers in agriculture to complete mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) starting next year. Like those looking to acquire a Class 1 licence to drive a commercial truck, farm workers will need

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    Industry needs more drastic changes to curb emissions

    May 28, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Andrew Tam of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation said heavy-duty diesel vehicles are lagging behind light-duty gasoline-powered vehicles when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Tam also said he believes the most effective course of

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    Student analyzes truck clustering to determine transportation efficiencies

    May 27, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – A University of Windsor student has analyzed GPS pings on the movement of 22,000 trucks in an effort to bring freight optimization to the supply chain. Ayat Hussein said her effort to advance knowledge of freight transportation

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    Bison Transport mock debate takes more serious tone

    May 27, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – The 24th annual Bison Transport Debate saw a panel of participants argue for and against a resolution that more oil pipelines should be built in Canada. The mock debate takes place during the Canadian Transportation Research Forum’s

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