SCITUATE, RI — The Rhode Island State Police Commercial Enforcement Unit has issued
a fine of $57,000 to Bay Crane Northeast of Smithfield, which owns and operates a
tractor-trailer truck stopped on Route 4 in East Greenwich on June 27 for hauling
cargo that exceeded the weight limits for state roadways.
The company was transporting a 560,524-pound generator through Rhode Island without
the necessary permits to travel on state roads with a load that size. The maximum
allowable load without a permit is 80,000 pounds.
Based on an investigation by the Rhode Island State Police Commercial Enforcement
Unit, the company was issued a fine of $57,000, with a summons to appear before the
Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal on August 31.
This is believed to be the largest fine ever issued for a motor vehicle violation in