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About Christa Krajewski

With over eight years experience in DOT regulatory issues, Christa Krajewski is Foley’s resident compliance expert. In her role at Foley, she works closely with customers to ensure they meet federal drug and alcohol testing requirements. She also provides post-audit support, helping carriers get back in compliance and prepare corrective action plans when needed.
9 11, 2017

How to Use the Adverse Driving Conditions Exemption

NOVEMBER 9, 2017 - From catastrophic hurricanes to wildfires, there has been a lot of weather-related news this fall. First and foremost, we recognize the brutal consequences, including the loss of lives and homes, that can be caused by severe weather. With that in mind, and with the winter season fast approaching, we thought now [...]

6 11, 2017

Understanding FMCSA Alcohol Testing (Part 2)

NOVEMBER 7, 2017 - When a drug test result comes back positive, it’s usually pretty cut and dry...it’s a positive drug test. Alcohol tests are different due to the varying levels of alcohol that may be in one’s system. The FMCSA considers an alcohol test to be positive if a driver has an alcohol concentration of [...]

19 10, 2017

Understanding FMCSA Alcohol Testing (Part 1)

OCTOBER 19, 2017 - With the plethora of information regarding drug testing requirements and procedures, alcohol testing often gets overlooked. So let’s set aside drug testing for the moment and put alcohol testing front and center. When Does the FMCSA Require an Alcohol Test? Just like drug testing requirements, the FMCSA requires alcohol testing under [...]

10 10, 2017

How MVR Monitoring Can Help Protect Your Business

OCTOBER 10, 2017 - As a DOT-regulated business, you've grown accustomed to the process of pulling an annual Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) for each driver to comply with federal recordkeeping requirements. It's an important process that not only checks a box to ensure you're operating compliantly - but makes sure that drivers are qualified to get [...]

21 09, 2017

Understanding Farm Exemptions

SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 - Questions about farm exemptions come up frequently on the Foley blog. So after a reader suggested that we write an article on federal farming exemptions, we thought it would be a good idea to shed some light on this important topic. What is a Covered Farm Vehicle (CFV)? According to the FMCSA’s [...]

19 09, 2017

Meals, Rest Breaks, and Driver Pay: A Continuing Controversy

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 - This past spring and summer, legislation was reintroduced in both houses of Congress that, if passed and signed into law, would mandate a single federal regulation to replace the various state regulations of meals, rest breaks, and how drivers are paid for commercial haulers who engage in interstate commerce. States would [...]

14 09, 2017

Thank You, Truckers

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 -  3.5 million. That’s how many of you are on our nation’s roads…keeping our economy moving and ensuring Americans in Maine, Alaska ( and everywhere in between), have the goods needed to live happy, healthy and productive lives. Many of you work long hours (almost double the national average) and spend extended [...]

7 09, 2017

FMCSA Compliance Review Audits & Safety Ratings

SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 - The majority of motor carriers who have obtained a USDOT number have undergone, or will undergo, a New Entrant Safety Audit (NESA). This initial, educational audit is used by the DOT to make sure carriers understand the regulations and have adequate safety management controls in place. After this initial audit is [...]

10 08, 2017

Are You Ready for Safe Driver Week?

AUGUST 10, 2017 - This year the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week will begin on October 15 and continue through October 21, 2017.  During this 7-day time frame, law enforcement officials throughout the country will pull over approximately 20,000 Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV) and private passenger vehicles  in an effort to [...]

18 07, 2017

ELD Exemptions Explained: Understanding the 100/150 Air Mile Exemption

JULY 18, 2017 - As the deadline for the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate approaches, there is still a considerable amount of confusion surrounding who exactly will be exempt from installing the devices into their Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs). We’ve covered many of these exemptions in the past, but there’s still a big one that [...]