Charged with “one count of death by auto and four counts of assault,” Walmart driver, Kevin Roper, 35, of Jonesboro, GA, has been cited by law enforcement with having driven his truck “without having slept for a period in excess of 24 hours resulting in a motor vehicle accident.”
Not even a week ago, trucking advocates were upbeat about traction gained in the U.S. Senate to suspend changes to the restart provisions within the Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations that were implemented almost a year ago. But less than two full days after a Senate committee voted to block enforcement funding for those restart rules, a tragic crash occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike that might stall, if not halt altogether, any further momentum to roll back the current HOS restart ...
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