Welcome to MPM Association
The Association was formed in 1923 to provide services to the petroleum marketer, to help them at all levels of government, and to support fellow marketers. The Association has four main emphases - education, regulatory analysis and programs to help with compliance, legislative and regulatory monitoring, and services for the members.
CVSA Roadcheck 2013 set for June 4-6
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) annual inspection blitz is scheduled for June 4-6, the 72-hour period in which roughly 10,000 inspectors at 1,500 places in North America perform truck and bus inspections.
This year, the annual 3-day roadside commercial vehicle safety crackdown known as Roadcheck will focus on cargo securement and educating drivers about the upcoming changes in hours of service regulations. Part of the effort will also include distributing visor cards that outline the new HOS effective July 1, 2013.
For the Roadcheck Checklist for Drivers go to: http://www.cvsa.org/programs/documents/roadcheck2013/Roadcheck-Checklist--2013.pdf.
Hours of Service Exemption
Governor Dayton signs Emergency Executive Order 13-07
ST. PAUL, MN - Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed Emergency Executive Order 13-07, delivering Emergency relief from regulations incorporated in Minnesota Statutes, section 221.0314, subdivision 9, pertaining to hours of service for carriers and drivers of commercial motor vehicles while in the process of obtaining and transporting motor fuels.
Effective Thursday, May 23, 2013 Governor Dayton has issued an Executive Order exempting drivers from the Hours of Service regulations when transporting motor fuels.
The exemption is in effect until midnight, June 21, 2013.
While the attached Executive Order exempts drivers transporting motor fuels from the Hours of Service requirements, it does not exempt companies from insuring that drivers are not operating a motor vehicle while fatigued or ill (Item #3 in the Executive Order).
Remember at the end of the exemption, drivers may return to duty after they have had at least 34 consecutive hours off duty. Upon returning to duty, drivers will have their 60/70 hour time revert to 0 (zero) hours.
In the last paragraph of the Executive Order, a sentence says that "direct assistance is defined in Minnesota Statutes 2006, Section 221.0269, Subdivision 3(c)." This subdivision essentially says that if a driver is hauling a product other than motor fuels, that driver is not covered by the Hours of Service exemption.
Please take the time to read the specifics in the attached Executive Order and pass this on to your associate jobbers, as some of them may not be members.A copy of the Emergency Executive Order can be downloaded here: