PEOPLEASE Hosted Its Second Advanced “PEOPLE” Strategies Summit Addressing Key Issues Facing the Trucking Industry

Industry experts provided insights on advanced strategies to increase businesses productivity and efficiency.

(PRWEB) September 28, 2015 — PEOPLEASE, the largest provider of HR solutions and services for the transportation and logistics industry, hosted the second of their Advanced “PEOPLE” Strategies Summit Series on September 17, 2015 at the Meadowlands Plaza Hotel in Jersey’s Meadowlands. This half-day conference addressed critical issues motor carrier executive teams face on a daily basis.

“CEOs of transportation companies are concerned about many matters that are negatively impacting safe and efficient operations, and ultimately profitability. With the annual truck driver turnover rate close to 100 percent, the market is experiencing a real crisis,” stated Samuel Rossa, President of PEOPLEASE. “We at PEOPLEASE think it is more critical now than ever to address these issues head on; therefore, we decided to create an opportunity where motor carrier executives can hear from industry thought leaders regarding these crucial matters.”

During this half-day event, transportation experts presented on a variety of key topics with the agenda including the following sessions:

  • The value of utilizing independent contractors
  • Navigating the perpetually changing legislative landscape
  • Learning the “ROI” of advanced safety and compliance strategies
  • Preparing for the future and the new normal of human resources, payroll management, safety, risk and
    compliance management challenges
  • Tips to improve recruitment/retention initiatives
  • Reducing/eliminating misclassification risks

Speakers included:

Scott Grandys, Chief Executive Officer of Relevant Business Solutions
With over two decades of experience in the transportation industry, Scott is a professional with a wealth of experience and industry-specific knowledge. By tapping into his extensive experience, Scott is able to incorporate the technical side of Independent Contractor best practices with practical applications. Recognizing a gap in the marketplace, Scott is determined to educate companies, industries and law-makers on the many nuances surrounding Independent Contractor best practices.

Matthew Oppriecht, SHRM-CP, PHR, CWCP, HR Business Partner III
Matt has 22 years of experience in Human Resources holding positions at the Directorial, Regional and Executive level with the last eight years of his career spent in the PEO industry assisting clients navigate the complex compliance issues that affect employers and their employees at every level of the organization. In addition, Matt is certified in Employment Law and holds both the SHRM-CP (Certified Professional) and PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certifications as well as his CWCP (Certified Workers Compensation Professional) certificate.


Founded in 1994, PEOPLEASE is a full-service, professional employer organization headquartered in Mount Pleasant, SC. The nation’s largest Trucking and Transportation PEO serves hundreds of transportation customers nationwide, managing tens of thousands of employees. PEOPLEASE has a large employee base with a nationwide reach, which allows for cost effective payroll, healthcare, worker’s compensation insurance, and HR administration solutions, ensuring its customers can focus on their core business operations. To learn more about PEOPLEASE services, please visit or follow PEOPLEASE on Twitter at @Peoplease