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A look at trucker fatigue after deadly accident involving actor Tracy Morgan

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The Georgia Motor Trucking Association said Walmart's regulations concerning truck driver fatigue mirror federal law.

"The violation occurs driving after the fourteenth hour. That's the true violation," said Guy Young with the Georgia Motor Trucking Association.

Young said companies can set rules, but it is up to drivers to follow them.

A New Jersey court on Monday released documents which said a Walmart truck driver from Georgia went without sleep for a 24-hour period prior to a deadly crash.

That crash killed James McNair, a comedian and writer for actor Tracy Morgan.

Morgan remains in critical condition, but is said to be showing signs of improvement.

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