/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.
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
  • understanding the truck parking shortage

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 Last week, the controversial Safety Fitness Determination proposal was withdrawn.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 [...]

23 03, 2017

4 Reasons to Start Planning for the ELD Mandate Now

MARCH 23, 2017 - On December 17, 2017, the ELD mandate goes into effect. For drivers who currently fill out a paper log book, and don’t qualify for an exemption, this means you’ll need a compliant ELD product in your truck before the deadline. Keep in mind that while December might seem far away, you [...]

20 03, 2017

It’s Coming: The 2017 Roadcheck Inspection Blitz

MARCH 21, 2017 - The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced the dates for its annual roadside inspection blitz, which will take place from Tuesday, June 6 through Thursday, June 8.  During this 72-hour period, approximately 17 Level 1 Inspections will be conducted every minute. During last year’s blitz, a total of 62,796 inspections were [...]

8 03, 2017

DOT Finds No Benefit to Restart Rule

MARCH 8, 2017 - The DOT has concluded that there is no "net benefit" to the overnight restart rule. After a lengthy review of the restart rule requirements, which were introduced in 2013, the Department of Transportation's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has found no evidence that the restart provisions, which were suspended in [...]

28 02, 2017
  • understanding the truck parking shortage

February 2017 Significant Rulemaking Report

FEBRUARY 28, 2017 - The trucking industry has seen a lot of proposed changes temporarily lose momentum because they need to be reviewed by the new administration. Although the DOT hasn't published a Significant Rulemaking Report since December, we will continue to keep you updated on the current status of what's coming in the way [...]

23 02, 2017

The Biennial MCS-150 Update: Are You in Compliance?

FEBRUARY 23, 2017 - There are a variety of reasons why motor carriers are required to update their MCS-150 filing.  Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the update, why it’s important and how to get it done fast. The MCS-150, or Motor Carrier Identification Report, is a form filed to [...]

7 02, 2017

UCR Enforcement – What You Need to Know

February 7, 2017 - As of January 1, 2017, roadside inspections to enforce the UCR program for 2016 and 2017 have begun. If you don’t currently have a UCR, it’s important you get one right away. Why? Unregistered motor carriers who cross state lines without one could be fined and have their trucks pulled off [...]

2 02, 2017

FMCSA Delays New Driver Training Rule

FEBRUARY 2, 2017 - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has delayed the effective date of a new rule establishing national truck driver training standards.  The notice was published Feb. 1 and officially delays the effective date of the Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Vehicle Operations to March 21, 2017. The rule was originally [...]