Mid-County Delivery Drivers

What is it like to be a Mid-County Delivery Driver?

If you have been thinking about joining Mid-County Energy as a driver then you have probably been wondering what a day in the life of a Mid-County delivery driver is like so we have put together a short page to give you more information! Read “A ride along with Mike Rolf” below, watch the Mid-County Energy video, read the job descriptions and print the driver application, then contact Mid-County Coop and get started on your new career today!

Ride along with mike rolfA ride along with Mike Rolf

Mike Rolf is no stranger to agribusiness and the country lifestyle enjoyed by most of the Mid-County customers he visits. He was raised on a 220-acre farm south of Bongards where his family grew crops, raised hogs, and milked about 40 cows.

Now Mike spends his workdays delivering propane to commercial accounts, farms, and individual homes throughout the communities and rural areas surrounding our home base in Cologne.

At various times of the year, Mike is a familiar sight at the wheel of different Mid-County trucks that might be filled with propane, diesel fuel, gasoline, or agronomy products. He likes delivering propane best because it is clean work.

Mike will be 62 years old in May. He and his wife Marlene have been married for 27 years and they live with an elderly black lab named Daisy on 8 wooded acres that were once part of the farm he grew up on. Mike has a daughter named Krista who lives in Hamburg with her husband Ryan and Mike’s grandson whose name is Landon. Mike also has a son, Dillon, who lives in Plato.

Prior to Mid-County, Mike did maintenance work on office equipment such as copiers, faxes, and networking hardware for 33 years. But he is quick to point out that he is a whole lot happier at Mid-County.

“When I’m away from the office I’m alone in my truck. It gives me time to think and consider what’s going on in my life. I am my own boss out on the job. In the truck, I have a printer for tickets and a computer that tells me the stops, pricing, and amounts of product to dispense. So, I’ve got all the tools I need to be self-sufficient.”

But Mike says it’s his co-workers that make the co-op an especially good place to work.

“The people at Mid-County are easy to work and get along with. They’re flexible about overtime and are understanding when I’ve needed an afternoon off. We kid around a lot, and I have fun with my co-workers.”

Spend any time with him and you’ll realize that Mike is capable of switching from serious reflection to playful mischief at the drop of a hat.

He jokingly infers that he is multilingual. “My second language is sarcasm,” Mike said.

Mike and Marlene are avid bikers who own two Harleys. Marlene doesn’t ride solo, but likes to tour with Mike. They generally don’t make specific plans well ahead of time, but rather look at weather forecasts and try to go when and where the conditions are going to be favorable for an enjoyable ride.

Mike says he doesn’t like to travel east beyond Wisconsin on his bike because it gets too crowded on the highways.

“I don’t like busy roads because I’ve had a couple of bike accidents, and it hurts too much getting hit by cars,” he said with a wry smile.

But those accidents haven’t dampened his enthusiasm. This last winter he spent a lot of time out in the garage, just sitting on the bike relaxing; and thinking about a trip out west into the mountains that he and Marlene have their sights set on sometime soon when the weather cooperates.
They also enjoy being on the water and spend a lot of time boating in the summer. Hunting is another of Mike’s hobbies, and it is a source of the one drawback he mentioned about his job.

“Unfortunately, it’s hard for me to go deer hunting because it coincides with corn-drying time. The farmers are using a lot of propane and we’re very busy.”

Then he shrugged and said, “Oh well, first things first.”


Watch and learn more about Mid-County Energy


Drive your own route

Great overtime potential, Class B, CDL Lic, hazmat and tanker endorsement required. Competitive wage and excellent benefits including health and dental insurance, and a 401(k) plan.


Drive your own route

Great overtime potential, Class B, CDL Lic, hazmat and tanker endorsement required. Competitive wage and excellent benefits including health and dental insurance, and a 401(k) plan.


For more information, contact Bill or Quay, (952) 466-3720.


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Energy Manager


Contact Mid-County

Mid-County Coop
700 Lake St. W
Cologne, MN 55322

Phone: 952-466-3700 • Phone: 888-466-3700

Mailing Address
Mid-County Coop
PO Box 177
Cologne, MN 55322

Mid-County Delivery Drivers