July 3, 2019 – Hours of Service Exemption
Effective Wednesday, July 3, 2019, Governor Tim Walz, has granted Emergency Executive Order 19-33. 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 diesel fuel, gasoline, or fuel oil and providing direct assistance in emergency relief efforts.
The exemption is effective immediately and will remain in effect until August 2, 2019.
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.
- Nothing in this order shall be construed to relieve motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance for emergency relief efforts from the requirements under paragraph (a) of the Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 395.3 which states, in part, 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.