Entries by Doug Grawe

Quick Hits…

The Grawe Gazette – General Counsel Holiday Weekend Quick Hits By The Grawe Group, LLC, May 2021 A few quick hits before you enjoy the long holiday weekend… Independent Contractor Status: The fight over California’s AB5 is not over. Cal Cartage and the California Trucking Association each have litigation ongoing against the state. Cal Cartage […]

California AB5 Litigation Update

The Grawe Gazette – General Counsel California AB5 Litigation By The Grawe Group, LLC, May 2021 Last week news broke of the 3-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifting the injunction against California’s enforcement of AB5 and its version the ABC test. The California Trucking Association is attempting to cut off California’s […]

Influencing Public Policy

The Grawe Gazette – General Counsel Influencing Public Policy & the new Grawe Pod By The Grawe Group, LLC, April 2021 We have a podcast – The Grawe Pod! In some of our newsletters recently, we have talked about legislation and rulemaking going on right now impacting the transportation industry. In our first podcast episode […]

No Surprise Financials

The Grawe Gazette – Executive Leadership No Surprise Financials The Grawe Group, LLC, April 2021 Do you love surprises? When it comes to your business financial results, we suspect not.  The combination of your daily, weekly, and monthly metrics, along with a proper financial reporting system, should eliminate most of the element of surprise when […]

The Grawe Gazette – Better Reporting for Faster Results

The Grawe Gazette – Executive Management Better Reporting for Faster Results The Grawe Group, LLC, April 2021 Formerly as in-house executive leaders, and now as advisors to carriers and brokers we see the power of meaningful operating reporting versus the drain of reporting that is too complicated, too basic, too misleading, too late, or some […]

The PRO Act is Back…Senate will decide its fate

The Grawe Gazette – General Counsel The PRO Act is Back By Doug Grawe, The Grawe Group, LLC, March 2021 Today the U.S. House passed the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act). Like most legislation the spirit of some of it may be admirable. It is safe to say though it is a […]

Back in Time: U.S. DOL Withdraws More Opinion Letters

The Grawe Gazette – General Counsel Back in Time: U.S. DOL Withdraws More Opinion Letters By Doug Grawe, The Grawe Group, LLC, February 2021 My calendar says it is 2021. The U.S. DOL keeps telling us it is 2016. Friday the DOL withdrew two more opinion letters issued in the last 4 years. Since January, […]

Defending Drivers’ Right to Choose Independence

The Grawe Gazette – General Counsel Defending Drivers’ Right to Choose Independence By Doug Grawe, The Grawe Group, LLC, February 2021 It is well-known in the industry virtually every trucking company is looking for more drivers today. Drivers can choose from thousands of employee driver and independent owner operator opportunities. Despite those options, opponents of […]

2 More Wins for Transportation

The Grawe Gazette – General Counsel  Two Wins for Transportation  By Doug Grawe, The Grawe Group, LLC, January 2021  January 2021 has already brought a flurry of case and policy developments for motor carriers. Earlier this month we covered the U.S. DOL’s new independent contractor rule. Two new positive developments came in the past week.  Win #1 = U.S. DOL’s New Opinion Letter for […]