Trucking industry files lawsuit against Rhode Island DOT over ‘unconventional’ tolls

A national trucking industry group has filed a lawsuit against the Rhode Island Department of Transportation over “unconventional” tolls, arguing that large commercial tractors are being unfairly targeted. The suit was filed in Providence federal court by Virginia-based American Trucking Associations, and claims RIDOT tolls violate the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The co-plaintiffs, Cumberland Farms, New England Motor Freight and M&M Transport Services are asking for an injunction to stop the tolls, and repayment of legal fees…