Effective immediately, Governor Tim Walz, has granted Emergency Executive Order 22-17, declaring an Emergency and Providing for Relief from Regulations to Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating in the State of Minnesota. The Executive Order exempting drivers from the Hours of Service regulations when delivering gasoline, diesel, fuel oil, ethanol and biodiesel and providing direct assistance in emergency relief efforts. 

This Executive Order is effective immediately under Minnesota Statutes 2021, section 4.035, subdivision 2, and it will remain in effect until it is rescinded by proper authority or August 14, 2022, whichever occurs first.

Please take the time to read the specifics in the attached exemption and pass this on to your associate jobbers, as some of them may not be members.

Please note:

Upon the expiration of this Executive Order, or when a driver or motor carrier has been relieved of all duty and responsibility to provide direct assistance to the emergency relief efforts, a driver must take at least 34 consecutive hours off duty. This requirement does not apply if a driver has already had a 34-hour restart period during the 30 days covered by this Executive Order

Nothing in this Executive Order may be construed to relieve motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance to the emergency relief efforts by transporting gasoline, diesel, fuel oil, ethanol, and biodiesel from the requirements under paragraph (a) of the Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 395.3, and incorporated in Minnesota Statutes 2021, section 221.0314, subdivision 9, which states, in part, that a driver may drive only 11 hours during a period of 14 consecutive hours after coming on duty following 10 consecutive hours off duty.

Print off the Executive Order. The driver should carry this in the truck.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Tim Gross - Executive Director
Minnesota Petroleum Marketers Association