A motor carrier registered under section 168.187, operating a qualified motor vehicle upon the highways of Minnesota, and not qualifying for exemption under this chapter, may not operate the vehicle unless and until issued a fuel license under this chapter or until the motor carrier has obtained a temporary fuel permit.
A license may be issued to a person qualifying as a motor carrier who applies and pays to the commissioner the license fees required by this chapter.
A license is valid for a calendar year unless surrendered by the motor carrier or canceled, suspended, or revoked by the commissioner. All licenses expire on December 31 of each calendar year and may be renewed by applying to the commissioner and paying the licensing fee.
The motor carrier is required to make legible copies of the license and one copy must be carried in each qualified motor vehicle while it is being operated in Minnesota and in all member jurisdictions.
Each licensee shall acknowledge and agree upon license application to be bound by the obligations and duties of licensed motor carriers under the laws, rules, and regulations adopted by the member jurisdictions to administer the International Fuel Tax Agreement. Failure to adhere to these obligations and duties may result in cancellation, suspension, or revocation of the license.