Courier truck driver fired in Edmonton after getting into fight with coworker

‘Momentary aberration’ caused aggression: Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/21/2019

After a dispute turned into a fight on a loading dock between a truck driver and another worker, the pair were both terminated.

On Aug. 25, 2017, Daniel Araia, an owner-operator with Loomis Express in Edmonton, pulled up to the company’s warehouse to accept a delivery of freight. 

The normal practice was for those delivering freight to place the object onto a skid and then move away so the driver could put it into a truck. But Travis Simpson delivered freight for Araia without skids on that day.