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    Prosecutor: Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept

    Prosecutor: Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept

    The Wal-Mart truck driver charged in the fatal wreck that left comic Tracy Morgan critically injured had not slept for 24 hours before the crash, authorities in New Jersey said Monday.

    Kevin Roper, 35, faces charges including death by auto and four counts of assault by auto. He is free on $50,000 bail and faces a court hearing Wednesday, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office said.
    This is inexplicable, how can this happen? Aren't those Walmart drivers tracked per DOT regulations? If they are, why didn't his dispatcher tell him he needed time off?

    This accident should never have happened IMO.

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    Re: Prosecutor: Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Prosecutor: Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept



    This is inexplicable, how can this happen? Aren't those Walmart drivers tracked per DOT regulations? If they are, why didn't his dispatcher tell him he needed time off?

    This accident should never have happened IMO.
    I agree with you, and someone higher than the driver needs to take ownership of this.

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    Re: Prosecutor: Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I agree with you, and someone higher than the driver needs to take ownership of this.
    Based on what? The story made no mention of why the driver decided not to sleep.
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    Re: Prosecutor: Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept

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    Prosecutor: Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept



    This is inexplicable, how can this happen? Aren't those Walmart drivers tracked per DOT regulations? If they are, why didn't his dispatcher tell him he needed time off?

    This accident should never have happened IMO.
    What DOT regulations are you referring to? The story makes no mention of why the driver chose not to sleep. Are you simply assuming that he was "on the clock" for more than the legal maximum?
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    Re: Prosecutor: Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept

    As far as I jnow Wal-Mart uses electronic logs, so I doubt he was bootlegging.
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    Re: Prosecutor: Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept

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    This is inexplicable, how can this happen? Aren't those Walmart drivers tracked per DOT regulations? If they are, why didn't his dispatcher tell him he needed time off?

    This accident should never have happened IMO.
    Apparently it's not uncommon.

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    Re: Prosecutor: Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Prosecutor: Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept

    This is inexplicable, how can this happen? Aren't those Walmart drivers tracked per DOT regulations? If they are, why didn't his dispatcher tell him he needed time off?

    This accident should never have happened IMO.

    Most accidents should never have happened. That is why they are accidents.
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    Re: Prosecutor: Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Based on what? The story made no mention of why the driver decided not to sleep.
    Charged with what the driver was charged with, I would venture to say he was on the clock.

    If he was dispatched, he should have told the dispatcher he needed rest or sleep. two wrongs don't make a right, besides, most GOOD dispatchers will ask drivers if they are ready to run.

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    Re: Prosecutor: Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I agree with you, and someone higher than the driver needs to take ownership of this.
    Disagree unless you can prove someone higher up ordered the driver to break DOT rules. If supervisors told drivers to fudge the rules. Then yes, the driver and the supervisor needs to be held accountable.

    People need to take responsibility for their actions. Start with the driver. Even if a supervisor stated to the driver your on for 24+, the driver should have said, no way.

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    Re: Prosecutor: Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    What DOT regulations are you referring to? The story makes no mention of why the driver chose not to sleep. Are you simply assuming that he was "on the clock" for more than the legal maximum?
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