Monday, December 08, 2008

WMDs on Wheels?

Today's Trucking: Poultry a Road Hazard?

Apparently, it's not diesel exhaust exposure you should worry about when pacing behind another tractor-trailer. Instead, you might want to roll up the windows and hold your breath if you're ever trailing a live chicken hauler.

According to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, chickens hauled in crates on open flatdecks can release antibiotic-resistant bacteria along the highway and into vehicles traveling behind them.

There's a happy thought if the Bird Flu ever goes virulent.

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