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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

    Beautiful and speedy trucks on display at Alberta truck show

    July 20, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – The Southern Alberta Truck Expo and Job Fair held its 5th annual event in Lethbridge, Alta., today, handing out several awards to drivers who showed off their stunning rides at the show. Nine awards were handed out

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    Canadian and U.S. drivers to take part in truck beauty contest at SuperRigs

    July 18, 2019 by Truck News-West

    ALBERT LEA, Minn. – Shell Rotella SuperRigs will be held next week in Albert Lea, Minn., and several Canadian and U.S. drivers are able to take part in the truck beauty contest for actively working trucks. “Each year, truckers and

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  • Feature

    No longer resisting growth, Slinkemo strives to meet the needs of its customers

    July 15, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    REGINA, Sask. — It didn’t take long for Al Ackerman and his partner to learn a valuable lesson in the business world – it’s not all about what you want, it’s about what your clients need. Ackerman and Yvonne Zadorozniak,

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    Fort Garry purchases Pinwood Truck Parts

    July 10, 2019 by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Winnipeg, Man.-based Fort Garry Industries (FGI) has acquired Pinwood Truck Parts. Fort Garry purchased all the outstanding shares of Pinwood, making the company a wholly-owned subsidiary as of June 2. “The addition of the Pinwood stores under

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    Founder of Paul’s Hauling passes away

    July 9, 2019 by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Paul Albrechtsen, founder of Winnipeg, Man.-based trucking company Paul’s Hauling, died July 7 at the age of 88. A philanthropist who donated to several causes over his life, including a $5 million donation to St. Boniface Hospital

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    Saskatchewan rest areas reopen

    July 8, 2019 by Truck News-West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) is applauding the provincial government reversing its decision to close nine rest stops. Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure indicated last week that the rest stops would no longer be available to

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  • Blog

    Editorial comment: Telling your story can help attract the next generation of workers

    July 8, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    I couldn’t agree more with B.C. Trucking Association president and CEO Dave Earle’s declaration that the trucking industry has to do a better job telling its good-news stories. Having worked in this industry for nearly four years, for several years

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  • Feature

    Bison has come a long way in 50 years

    July 8, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. — One of the most recognizable carriers in North America recently celebrated its 50th year in business. Bison Transportation recognized its semicentennial May 28, 50 years to the day after the company launched in Winnipeg, Man. Rob Penner,

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    B.C. urgently needs more drivers

    July 8, 2019 by Derek Clouthier

    Trucking industry vacancy rate highest of any sector in B.C.

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    AMTA holds Truck Driving Championship at new Edmonton facility

    June 25, 2019 by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Alberta’s Professional Truck Driving Championship was held in Edmonton this past weekend with winners taking home top honors in four categories. Drivers from across the province competed in the 71st annual event, hosted by the Alberta Motor

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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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