The Grawe Pod

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Hosted by Doug Grawe, the founder and CEO of the Grawe Group, the Grawe Pod is Transportation’s General Counsel Podcast examining key issues for the trucking and logistics industry.

The Grawe Pod serves as a thought leadership outreach by the Grawe Group addressing timely topics of interest to all levels of trucking and logistics management. Since 2010, the Grawe Group has served family-owned and closely-held businesses up and down the supply chain with legal, operational, financial and executive leadership support. The Grawe Group is a law firm and business consultancy that is focused on helping trucking and logistics companies through special projects, interim and fractional leadership and general counsel services.

To learn more about the Grawe Group, please visit the firm’s website, TheGraweGroup.com.

Doug Grawe, host of The Grawe Pod

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Latest Episodes

So Long 2023 (and Good Riddance???), Hello 2024!

In this 2023 year-end edition of the Grawe Pod, series host Doug Grawe goes to the bullpen to call on series producer and trucking industry veteran Greg Thompson from the PodWheels Network to join him on the microphone. As you’ll hear, Greg asks Doug to discuss the...

The Value of Trucking Dashboards

In this episode, podcast hosts Doug Grawe and Gary Randall highlight the power and purpose of good performance dashboards for trucking and logistics companies. Doug and Gary will discuss how the use of dashboards can offer companies an important advantage through...

Yellow, its Impact, and More Industry News Making Impacts

Grawe Pod hosts Doug Grawe and Gary Randall dedicate this episode to examine some of the biggest headlines and trends happening this summer, including the impact of Yellow’s closing on its people and the industry. Doug and Gary also discuss what’s taking place these...

Planning: What Do We Need To Do To Reach Our Goals?

With the midway point in 2023 on the horizon, the Grawe Pod has dedicated an episode to examine several key questions related to longer range planning and maintaining a focus on reaching your company’s goals. Podcast hosts Doug Grawe and Gary Randall discuss the...

Driver Qualifications & The Driver Qualification Process

In today’s transportation landscape, trucking companies are crunched by the prevalence of nuclear verdicts, the shortage of quality drivers, and multiple viewpoints from Operations, Safety, & Recruiting. With this episode of the Grawe Pod, Doug Grawe and Gary...

Age-Old Question: IC Fleet, Employee Fleet or Mixed Fleet?

For our first episode of 2023, the Grawe Pod addresses one of the oldest questions facing a trucking company: Should we go with an independent contractor fleet, an employee fleet or a fleet that utilizes both ICs and employee drivers? Podcast host Doug Grawe is joined...

The People Episode

Posting a recycled job ad on Indeed, conducting four rounds of interviews and utilizing a copy-and-paste approach with job qualification requirements are not cutting it in today’s market. During the People Episode of the Grawe Pod, we will be sharing a collection of...

Discussing Business Development Plans for 2023

With this episode of the Grawe Pod, we will introduce you to the newest team member of the Grawe Group, Steve Youngquist. Along with introducing Steve and welcoming him to the team, Grawe Pod hosts Doug Grawe and Gary Randall will be engaging Steve to draw from his...

Implementing Mergers & Acquisitions Effectively

In this episode of the Grawe Pod, we will explore a very important aspect of mergers and acquisitions as the M&A activity is once again heating up in the transportation industry. Grawe Pod hosts Doug Grawe and Gary Randall discuss the subject of mergers and...

Preparing for Emergencies: The Unexpected and the One-Offs

One of the realities of transportation and logistics is that companies will encounter emergency situations. During this episode of the Grawe Pod, hosts Doug Grawe and Gary Randall of the Grawe Group discuss the importance of being prepared and having the proper...

Discussing Cybersecurity: How Prepared Is Your Company?

There is no question that world events are raising the profile of cyber attacks even higher. Big and small trucking companies can be targets for attacks. In this edition of the Grawe Pod, Nate Johnson from GLCS joins podcast hosts Doug Grawe and Gary Randall to...

Win 2022 With A Good Start In Q1

In the first episode of 2022, the Grawe Pod will be examining a few key questions trucking executives should be asking at the beginning of the year, including: What action are you going to take in Q1? What are you going to get done in Q1 to set the table for a big...

Using December & January Wisely

As 2021draws to a close, the Grawe Pod takes a look at the value of using the little December and January downtime to work on your business. Your podcast hosts Doug Grawe and Gary Randall discuss how December and January can offer a chance to lift your head out of the...

Nuclear Verdicts: Preventing the Accident

Podcast hosts Doug Grawe and Gary Randall discuss the headline-grabbing topic of nuclear verdicts in trucking. As you will hear, nuclear verdicts can be prevented in 3 ways: (1) investing in a robust, proactive defense that tells your safety story to the jury; (2)...

Good Maintenance Programs

In this episode, Mary Akhavan from FleetNet America joins the Grawe Pod to discuss good maintenance program ideas for carriers. You will hear podcast series hosts Doug Grawe and Gary Randall talk with Mary about roadside assistance, preventative maintenance and the...

Looking Around the Corner

Recorded on August 19, this episode of the Grawe Pod places a focus on the importance for transportation and logistics companies to make time for looking around the corner and to consider what needs to be done going forward to improve your business for the road ahead....