Clearing out truck not a resignation: Board

Company assumed truck driver quit after getting ticket when he cleaned out his truck and left the keys
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 07/28/2010

A British Columbia company should not have assumed a driver quit when he cleared out his belongings and left the keys in the truck, the Canada Arbitration Board has ruled.

Philip Filion was a truck driver for Hyon Enterprises, a long haul trucking company based in Prince George, B.C. Filion was required by law to conduct inspections of his truck both before and after a trip and record any defects in a driver’s log. All drivers of tractor-trailers had to meet the same requirements according to the law.