Heavy Hauler Handed $40K Citation for Overweight Load

January 22, 2014

By Truckinginfo staff

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The Washington State Patrol issued a citation for $40,865 to the driver of a truck hauling a massive transformer from Texas to Canada. KIRO TV News from Seattle reports State Patrol officers caught the truck after it broke down on a county road in Mount Vernon.

Prior to being apprehended, the driver, Ken Green, had taken the 232,000-lb load across bridge rated for 105,000 pounds, the news story states.

The report says the driver was trying to avoid an overpass on I-5 that would not have cleared the transformer. He instead took a county road and damaged some infrastructure trying to maneuver the truck through a roundabout.

Green told reporters at KIRO TV that there were some problems with the permits he was issued for the load. The citations are written to the driver.

See the full story from KIRO TV here.  



  1. 1. Edward W Lenz Jr. [ January 24, 2014 @ 10:11AM ]

    It is still the drivers responsibility to make sure the route and permits are correct. If any question he should have called his company and let them know the situation and someone there could have directed him in the right direction of the situation.


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