/Christa Krajewski

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.
20 06, 2017

How ELD’s will Impact Your Business

JUNE 20, 2017 - With the deadline now six months away, it’s safe to say most people in the trucking industry are aware of the ELD mandate going into effect on December 18, 2017. Wondering what you can expect once you’ve installed a DOT-compliant device in your vehicle? Read on to find out about the [...]

15 06, 2017

Annual Hazmat Registrations are Due

JUNE 15, 2017 - Have you renewed your  annual HAZMAT registration yet?  The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requires hazardous material transporters to register and pay a fee each year in return for a certificate of operations. For the 2017-2018 registration year, payment must be received by July 1. Related: Understand Your Required [...]

8 06, 2017

FMCSA Seeks Volunteers for Pilot Program Testing Split Sleeper Berth Time

JUNE 8, 2017 - Would splitting sleeper berth time improve driver alertness and safety performance? The FMCSA is hoping to find out with its new Flexible Sleeper Berth Pilot Program. The pilot program will take the data from 200 commercial truck driver volunteers to assess whether drivers who divide their time spent in sleeper berths [...]

30 05, 2017

Coming Soon: The 2017 Roadcheck Inspection Blitz

MAY 30, 2017 - Iceberg straight ahead! The Annual Roadcheck Inspection Blitz is just a week away, starting on June 6th and continuing through the 8th.  During this 72-hour time frame, approximately 17 Level 1 Inspections – the most detailed and thorough inspection – will be conducted every minute. Take Note of This Year’s Blitz [...]

16 05, 2017

ELD Requirements for Intrastate CMV Drivers Are Inevitable – and Coming Soon

MAY 16, 2017 - With all the buzz about the upcoming mandate, you're likely aware that the ELD compliance deadline is coming this December.  After that date, most commercial truck drivers who cross state lines will be required to have an electronic logging device installed and in use to record their hours of service. Drivers [...]

9 05, 2017

FMCSA Fine Increase Goes Into Effect

MAY 9, 2017 - At the end of last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a final rule that increased civil penalties for FMCSA violations to reflect current inflation rates. The FMCSA is required to adjust fines to reflect inflation, per the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. The [...]

2 05, 2017

FMCSA Crackdown on Inaccurate DOT Filings

MAY 2, 2017 – The FMCSA is on a mission to ensure that everyone with a DOT number has provided the agency with the most current information about their business – or risk fines and other penalties. Earlier this spring, the federal agency began sending letters to motor carriers that they believed had inaccurate information [...]

11 04, 2017

Do You Need an ELD? An Overview of Exemptions

APRIL 11, 2017 - As the deadline for the ELD mandate approaches, it’s important that all motor carriers know whether they’ll need an ELD so they can start planning accordingly. If you currently fill out paper logs, you will most likely need an ELD in your vehicle by the December 17, 2017 deadline. And if [...]

5 04, 2017

Hair Testing Delayed: How it Impacts You

APRIL 5, 2017 - A proposed rule to federally mandate hair follicle drug testing for motor carriers has been delayed due to scientific and technical concerns. Although a congressional mandate required a rule in place by December 4, 2016, officials now estimate that the proposal won’t be released until at least late 2017 or early 2018. [...]

27 03, 2017
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March 2017 Significant Rulemaking Recap

MARCH 28, 2017 -Although the DOT hasn't submitted a Significant Rulemaking Report for the month of March, there have been a few major regulatory updates in the past few weeks. Last week, the controversial Safety Fitness Determination proposal was withdrawn. In addition, the effective date for Entry-Level Driver Training was pushed back another 60 days [...]