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Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart for N.J. Crash That Killed 1

Former “Saturday Night Live” star Tracy Morgan has sued Wal-Mart over last month’s highway crash involving one of its drivers that left him seriously injured and a fellow comedian dead. The lawsuit, filed last Thursday in U.S. District Court in …

Safety Report on Morgan Crash in N.J. Raises New Questions

A report by federal transportation safety investigators says a truck driver was speeding before he slammed into a limousine van, killing one man and seriously injuring comedian Tracy Morgan and two other passengers, and it has raised new questions about …

Wal-Mart Trucker Had Not Slept in 24 Hours Before N.J. Morgan Crash: Complaint

A Wal-Mart Stores Inc. truck driver went at least 24 hours without sleep before his tractor-trailer crashed into a limousine, critically injuring actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and killing another entertainer, according to a police complaint. Kevin Roper, 35, of Jonesboro, Georgia, …

Groups Say Regulators Allow Unsafe Mexican Trucks on U.S. Roads

Regulators determined to let Mexican trucks on U.S. roads under a trade deal have downplayed safety shortcomings with companies in a border-crossing pilot program, according to safety, trucking and labor groups. Trucking authorities violated their own rules by letting one …

Indiana Truck Driver Logs 3 Million Miles of Safety

The distance around the Earth at the equator is 24,901 miles. By Kokomo, Ind.-based truck driver Richard Batt’s estimate, he could have driven around the planet nearly 24,100 times. And he would have done it all in a semi without …

Obama Administration Decides Against Lowering Trucker Daily Hours

The Obama administration decided against a cut in truckers’ daily hours behind the wheel, to the dismay of safety advocates, but made other changes aimed at fighting driver fatigue. The rule issued last Thursday continues to permit drivers to be …

Safety Advocates, Industry Spar Over Bus, Truck Safety Rules

On a clear June afternoon, a tractor-trailer truck crested a small rise on a stretch of interstate highway in Oklahoma. Plainly visible in the distance were more than a dozen cars and trucks that had stopped while a fender-bender was …