Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation this morning:
• The American Trucking Association is urging the government to proceed with a law that requires heavy trucks to have electronic speed-limiting devices, according to Maine News online. According to the report, the association claims that the devices will help increase safety on the roads.
• The California Trucking Association will be in Sacramento this morning to push for more funding to fix the state’s roads and highways, The Sacramento Bee reported.
• Wisconsin has declared a state of emergency after a lethal strain of bird flu was found in millions of hens at an egg-laying facility in Iowa, according to AG Week. In an attempt to help contain the disease, the state ordered that trucks exiting the infected premises be disinfected, the report stated.
• A Missouri man recognized as the guy who created the first monster truck is celebrating 40 years of driving “Bigfoot,” according to a story in the Wall Street Journal.
• Transportation company executives are urging federal lawmakers to support infrastructure improvements or “risk real damages to the economy and competitiveness down the road,” according to Transport Topics.