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.
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:
Oppose the Tobacco Tax
The Association has sticky notes that can be attached to tobacco products at the time of purchase......they are FREE. Please contact Amanda (651) 484-7227 or firstname.lastname@example.org she will get them sent out to you free of charge.....
Governor Dayton's proposed tax increase on tobacco products will have a dramatic impact on retailers throughout the state. Along each of our borders, this new tax will hurt retailers who sell cigarettes. The governor's proposed $0.94 increase was drafted to equalize the tobacco tax rates between Minnesota and Wisconsin, so, that competitive advantage will evaporate for retailers on the state's eastern border. And to the West, the tax will have much more severe consequences, as the tax on cigarettes would be nearly $2.50 higher in Minnesota than it will be in North Dakota. While a few cents won't change consumer habits, few would question that a price disparity of that size will be enough to send consumers to North Dakota, where they will likely soon recognize that the gas and sales taxes are also lower. This tax will put Minnesota retailers at a severe competitive disadvantage. Governor Dayton, to his credit, has said that he is not a fan of this tax, but was convinced to add it in an effort to get people to stop smoking. He needs to hear from Minnesota retailers who can speak to the fact that this won't make most smokers quit smoking. It will simply make most smokers quit buying cigarettes from Minnesota retailers.
DOT Spring Load Restrictions
The ENDING DATE for Spring Load Restrictions in the CENTRAL FROST ZONE will be Monday, May 13, 2013 at 12:01 AM.
Spring Load Restrictions are still in effect in the NORTH-CENTRAL and NORTH FROST ZONES.Spring Load Restrictions have ended in in the SOUTHEAST and METRO FROST ZONES and are scheduled to end in the SOUTH FROST ZONE on Friday, May 10, 2013.