Anger and insubordination enough to fire truck diverDriver didn’t like reassignment to truck he thought was dirty and required time to charge up, but employer had right to give him a lawful assignmentBy Jeffrey R. Smith09/12/2018|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 09/12/2018 A Saskatchewan worker who was fired after getting into a verbal altercation with his manager and refusing to follow instructions has had his unjust dismissal complaint dismissed by an adjudicator.Earl Boyd was hired by Epp’s Trucking, a company based in Saskatoon, Sask., that hauls cargoes including agricultural products from farms, in November 2014. He was hired to be a truck driver and, since he didn’t own his own truck, Epp’s assigned him a company-owned truck to use. He often used company truck #140, though not always.On Dec. 23, 2017, Boyd had an assignment in which he delivered goods in company truck #169. He finished the delivery and was on his way back to the Epp’s terminal when he received a message instructing him to switch over to truck #140, his usual truck. When Boyd arrived at the terminal, however, truck #140 wasn’t plugged in and it was a cold day. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.