2018 Annual MPM Golf Outing
June 14th, 2018
The Golf Outing will be Thursday, June 14, 2018, at -Keller Golf Course in Maplewood, Minnesota. The Outing will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis with the first 144 golfers who sign up. The sign-up fee is $125 per golfer contribution to the Association’s Political Action Committee (PAC).
Click here to register for Golf or for Hole Sponsorship
Update ELD Rule
As you know, implementation of the ELD rule is a top FMCSA priority. It represents a significant change for a large portion of the industry and a large focus of discussion in Washington DC and nationally.
To ease the transition to ELDs, FMCSA’s partners at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) have previously announced a delay in placing non-ELD compliant vehicles out-of-service until April 1, 2018, which will allow continued time for carriers and law enforcement to adjust to the new technology. In addition, FMCSA is announcing that violations cited during the period of December 18, 2017 through April 1, 2018, will not count against a carrier’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) scores.
In the coming weeks, FMCSA will publish guidance for comment relating to the application of the agricultural commodity hours-of-service exemption. FMCSA will also provide guidance on the existing 150 air-miles hours-of-service exemption in order to provide clarity to enforcement and industry, and will consider comments received before publishing final guidance.
Finally, FMCSA will publish guidance on another hours-of-service issue, known as Personal Conveyance, which has become more relevant due to the upcoming ELD rule enforcement. The goal of these guidance documents is to take input on their application and develop a consistent and uniform application of the provision.
We have had a few calls to the Association office regarding the sale of B-20 in Minnesota. On April 30, 2014 Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill that modified the biodiesel mandate chapter 239.77. The following should help you understand the changes and what actions you will need to take to sell biodiesel at retail…
• On April 1, 2018 the bio content requirement is 10%.
• On May 1, 2018 through September 30, 2018, considered warm months, the biodiesel content must be at least 20% biodiesel fuel by volume going forward.
• Future years, April 1, will start the bio content of 20%
• During the cold weather months, October 1 through March 31, the biodiesel mandate reverts back to at least 5% biodiesel fuel by volume.
• Motors located at an electric generating plant regulated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Railroad locomotives.
• Off-road taconite and copper mining equipment and machinery.
• Off-road logging equipment and machinery.
• Vessels of the United States Coast Guard and vessels subject to inspection under United States Code, title 46, section 3301.
• Generators tested and validated by an entity that designs and manufactures the generators for use in jurisdictions where biodiesel use is not required.
• The exemptions listed above do not have a sunset date.
• Number 1 diesel fuel is exempt year round until May 21, 2020.
• The Federal Trade Commission sticker (see label) is required at the point-of-sale on all retail diesel fuel pumps.