Gov. Tim Waltz of Minnesota on Oct. 4 signed a 30-day executive order (EO) 21-32 — effective immediately — declaring an emergency in Minnesota and waiving hours-of-service (HOS) trucking regulations.
The HOS waivers are intended to support Minnesota livestock producers in safely and efficiently transporting livestock, water supplies, and livestock-feed-related commodities.
Extreme drought in Minnesota has made hay and other forage scarce.
With EO 21-32, the governor extends the HOS waivers originally issued in other EOs in July and August.