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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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    Disruption in the industry

    May 27, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    Panel discusses how innovation has impacted transportation sector

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    AutoTarp aims to alleviate driver injury

    May 24, 2019 by Truck News-West

    PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Valid Manufacturing has released its AutoTarp System, revealing the new product today during the Canada North Resources Expo in Prince George, B.C. With the primary goal of reducing workplace injuries sustained by drivers while tarping bulk-hauler

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    What to consider when transitioning to ELDs

    May 24, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – With the Canadian electronic logging device (ELD) mandate coming down the pike, Greg Munden of Munden Ventures said there are several reasons carriers need to get on board immediately with the new technology. Munden said ELDs

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    Impairment comes in many forms

    May 24, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    B.C. Forest Safety Council conference explores various forms of impairment in the workplace

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    Lethbridge truck show aims to inform public of shortages facing industry

    May 22, 2019 by Truck News-West

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – The fifth annual Southern Alberta Truck Expo will focus on educating the general public about the shortages the industry currently faces, and is expected to continue facing in the coming years. The event, which will be held

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    Fort Garry moves into new, larger facility in Saskatoon

    May 14, 2019 by Truck News-West

    SASKATOON, Sask. – Fort Garry Industries has a new home in Saskatoon, Sask., celebrating with a grand opening May 9. A provider of aftermarket parts, as well as truck and trailer equipment and repair services, Fort Garry’s new building has

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    Navistar’s Edmonton facility awarded

    May 13, 2019 by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Navistar’s Edmonton Parts Distribution Center has been awarded Top Performing Warehouse in the Truck and Heavy Equipment category by Carlisle & Co. It is the second year in a row the Edmonton facility has received the honor.

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    Merger creates iHaul Freight Systems

    May 9, 2019 by Truck News-West

    LANGLEY, B.C. – Alberta’s H&R Transport and B.C.’s iHaul Freight Ltd. have merged creating iHaul Freight Systems. The agreement, which is subject to closing conditions, will see H&R Transport’s over-the-road transportation division unite under the iHaul banner. iHaul Freight Systems

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    Petition seeking stricter driver training regulations closes May 14

    May 6, 2019 by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The petition calling for changes to how commercial truck drivers are trained and the industry regulated closes May 14, the first day of Canada Road Safety Week. Launched by Pattie Fair of Alix, Alta., a year-and-a-half ago,

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    MTA looks for support for its new education council

    May 1, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Trucking Association’s (MTA) newly-formed education council is searching for members to help steer the effort in the right direction. Supporting the design, development, and implementation of an educational program aimed at making the MTA a

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    Must-have technologies, ELDs, and government regulations

    April 30, 2019 by Truck News-West

    Panel discusses technology in the workplace during AMTA conference

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    Alberta’s three initiatives to increase road safety

    April 29, 2019 by Truck News-West

    KANANASKIS, Alta. – Mandatory entry-level training (MELT) is not the only initiative the Alberta government has implemented to help improve safety on provincial roads. Changes have also been made to Alberta’s driver examiner road test model, as well as its

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    PIC looks to have an impact on entire industry

    April 28, 2019 by Truck News-West

    KANANASKIS, Alta. – The Alberta Motor Transport Association’s (AMTA) Partners in Compliance (PIC) program appears to be at a crossroads. Carriers that have reached PIC status have been achieving the highest of standards when it comes to safety and compliance,

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    B.C.’s container trucking sector gets a boost from provincial government

    April 22, 2019 by Truck News-West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government approved a series of recommendations to support the province’s container trucking sector recently, including an adjusted rate structure for drivers. The recommendations were included in the B.C. container trucking commissioner’s rate and remuneration report,

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    Ritchie Bros.’ largest annual Canadian auction in Edmonton April 30

    April 22, 2019 by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is gearing up for its biggest annual Canadian auction, which will take place in Edmonton April 30. Nearly 11,000 trucks and equipment items are already set to be sold during the five-day event. “We

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