Kevin Roper, the truck driver accused of causing the New Jersey Turnpike accident that injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another man, arrives for a court appearance at the Middlesex County Courthouse in June. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
We continued our conversation with OOIDA’s Todd Spencer about the June accident on the New Jersey Turnpike and what options the driver of the Walmart truck had…..
How about him getting off at an exit and resting?
Getting off at an exit is not too easy to do and, again, understand what I’m talking about is the impact of the regulations themselves.
And, of course, the delivery schedules that he doesn’t set; they laid out for him.
These are all things that should be considered as part of the investigation.
Every day we have shippers and receivers that tie truckers up, oftentimes putting them in situations where they can’t be in compliance with hours-of-service regulations.