Walmart Says Driver was 'Operating within the Federal Hours of Service Regulations'

BENTONVILLE -- Walmart says they are cooperating with law enforcement agencies investigating the deadly New Jersey crash that killed one and injured comedian Tracy Morgan and two others.

In a statement released Monday, the retailer addressed the charges against Walmart truck driver, Kevin Roper, who was involved in the accident Saturday.

“With regards to news reports that suggest Mr. Roper was working for 24 hours, it is our belief that Mr. Roper was operating within the federal hours of service regulations. The details are the subject of the ongoing investigation and we are cooperating fully with the appropriate law enforcement agencies. The investigation is ongoing and unfortunately we can’t comment further on the specifics.

Federal law requires drivers to work no more than 14 hours for any shift and 11 hours of driving.” --Brooke Buchanan, Walmart Spokeswoman.

Click on the link above for a fact sheet on Walmart’s trucking fleet and the federal policy on Hours of Service that we comply with and enforce.

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