Entries by Doug Grawe

Grawe Gazette – Telling Your ESG Story

The Grawe Gazette – General Counsel ESG and Trucking By The Grawe Group, April 2022 We are fully in bid season for a lot of shippers, and you may be noticing a few more questions in the process about what your business is doing to help the environment, or to be a good corporate citizen […]

Grawe Gazette – Proving the Independence in Your IC Program

The Grawe Gazette – General Counsel ICs and Driver Retention By The Grawe Group, January 2022 NLRB and Independent Contractors Recently the National Labor Relations Board invited interested parties to submit briefs in a case about what test should be used to determine if a worker is an independent contractor or an employee under the […]

Grawe Gazette – Happy Holidays & Quick Hits

The Grawe Gazette – General Counsel Happy Holidays & Quick Hits By Doug Grawe, December 2021 Happy Holidays We want to wish all of our readers, clients, colleagues, and friends a happy, safe, holiday season. 2021 ends as one of the most action-packed in recent-history for trucking. As an industry we have received more mainstream […]

Grawe Gazette – Prep to Win the Holiday Season

The Grawe Gazette – Executive Leadership from Ops Chair Prep to Win the Holiday Season By Gary Randall, November 2021 “Happy Thanksgiving!”  “Merry Christmas!” – good wishes that can strike fear into even the most experienced Operations leaders. Amid the highest profile supply chain crisis in recent history, the added crunch of the holiday season […]

Improving Utilization: Meeting with a Purpose

Improving Utilization: Meeting with a Purpose By The Grawe Group, LLC, October 2021 Time = The Most Undervalued Asset In transportation we talk utilization all the time. We measure equipment utilization, driver utilization, technician utilization, and so on. We analyze utilization to find ways to improve it, and we incentivize improving it. We know if […]

How the government can help improve the U.S. supply chain

The U.S. DOT asked for comments and feedback on 13 questions about how the government can help improve the U.S. supply chain. We took the time to submit the following comments:   Re: Docket: DOT-OST-2021-0106 Dear Administrator: I am a former general counsel a trucking, logistics, and warehouse provider, now serving trucking, logistics, and shipping […]

The Grawe Gazette – Driver Pay Issues

The Grawe Gazette – General Counsel Driver Pay Issues By The Grawe Group, LLC, October 2021 Easy-to-Understand Pay = Driver Appreciation As an industry we just got done showing our driver appreciation with giveaways, barbecues, shout-outs and more. Show your drivers and independent contractors you appreciate them every time you pay them by making your […]

The Grawe Gazette – Protecting Independent Contractor Freedoms

The Grawe Gazette – General Counsel Protecting Independent Contractor Freedoms By The Grawe Group, LLC, September 2021 Staying in the fight This week we submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the Minnesota Trucking Association to the U.S. Supreme Court in the California Trucking Association’s battle against AB5. We were proud to team up with […]

The Grawe Gazette – Quick Hits

The Grawe Gazette – General Counsel Quick Hits By The Grawe Group, LLC, August 2021 $1 Billion This week a Florida jury awarded the parents of a teenager killed in a truck accident $100 million in compensatory damages and $900 million in punitive damages. The news reports suggest the trucking companies did not defend themselves, […]

Grawe Gazette – Driver Retention

The Grawe Gazette – Executive Leadership Driver Retention By The Grawe Group, LLC, August 2021 No challenge in trucking gets more attention today than driver recruiting and retention. To varying degrees, everyone in the industry is impacted by it. As an industry we can meet the challenge, but we must approach it differently. What we […]