Walz signs executive order extending exemptions for vehicles, drivers providing assistance in COVID-19 relief efforts

Thursday night, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed Executive Order 20-37, which extends exemptions for vehicles and drivers providing assistance for COVID-19 emergency relief efforts for 30 days.

The governor’s office states the order will extend provisions outlined in Executive Order 20-06, which exempted COVID-19 response vehicles and drivers from certain regulations, including limits on weight and hours of service.

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The relief helps ensure the continued free flow of critical relief supplies and other essential goods during the pandemic, the governor’s office said.

The order is effective immediately.