Low-level truck driver had no fiduciary duty

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Westcan Bulk Transport Ltd. v. Stewart, 2005 CarswellAlta 183, 2005 ABQB 97 (Alta. Q.B.)

An Alberta court has ruled that a truck driver who started his own business to take over the route he formerly did for his ex-employer was entitled to do so.

Brent Stewart worked for more than six years for Westcan Bulk Transport. His duties were unique in that he mostly drove asphalt numerous times a week to Emco Limited, a customer only three kilometres away.