APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker has signed nine bills that he says will make it easier to transport products and lower the cost of doing business in Wisconsin.

The new laws change the rules for transporting modular homes, hay or straw, agricultural crops and large poles and pipes.

One bill also extends the length of an allowable vehicle to 45 feet without obtaining a permit and another makes changes to registering a trailer that weighs between 12,000 and 14,000 pounds.

In a statement, Walker says the new laws will make it easier for businesses to transport products and create more jobs.

He signed the bills Wednesday during the first Governor's Freight Summit in Appleton.