P. Sean Garney, Co-Director, Scopelitis Transportation Consulting
P. Sean Garney uses his deep industry knowledge and experience to deliver an array of services for STC. He began his career in the trucking industry delivering landscaping materials nearly 20 years ago. Since, he has held roles as a dock worker, load scheduler, freight broker, and industry advocate. Prior to joining STC, Garney worked for NIC Federal, the government contractor that operates FMCSA’s pre-employment screening program, where Garney collaborated with trucking industry stakeholders to advance information technology priorities in the federal government. Prior to that, Garney served as Director of Safety Policy for the American Trucking Associations (ATA). During his time at ATA, he worked to improve federal rules and programs, advance legislation focused on motor carrier safety, and helped reduced carrier compliance costs. He has served as an industry expert on topics ranging from Hours of Service, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), and the FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety and Accountability program, among others.
Garney earned a Masters of Transportation Policy, Operations & Logistics from George Mason University and a Bachelor’s in Public Relations from State University of New York at Oswego. He is an active member several motor carrier industry associations and several local citizen advisory boards focused on transportation. Sean lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with his wife and two children.
Stephen A. Keppler, Co-Director, Scopelitis Transportation Consulting
Stephen (Steve) Keppler began his more than 30-year transportation career in the field as an investigator and inspector for the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Motor Carriers (predecessor to the FMCSA). In addition to his field work in conducting investigations and roadside inspections, he worked in various positions within the agency on truck and bus safety issues, to include policy, regulatory and research positions both in the field and in Washington, DC. Following several years as the Department Director for Vehicle Systems at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, Keppler joined the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, where he spent more than 15 years, the last six of which as its Executive Director. While there he worked with federal, state and provincial jurisdictions and industry to advance a variety of enforcement, regulatory, policy, and advocacy issues relating to truck and bus safety. Prior to joining STC in 2021, for over 5 years he worked for the Intermodal Association of North America as its Senior Vice President of Member Services, where he was responsible for a variety of intermodal regulatory and policy issues and membership driven activities.
Keppler graduated from Drexel University with two Bachelor of Science Degrees in Engineering – Civil and Architectural. He currently lives in the Washington DC area with his Wife and two children.
David O’Neal, Senior Associate
David O’Neal is a transportation leader with more than 25 years of experience with prominent motor carriers and an industry trade association. Beginning in 1996, he held positions of increasing responsibility with American Freightways, which would later become FedEx Freight. David has held Managing Director of Safety positions at both FedEx Freight and FedEx Ground, and has served in Vice President of Safety roles at Roadrunner and Yellow. In 2015, he was selected to create public-facing safety programs for the Arkansas Trucking Association as its first Director (later Vice President) of Safety. In that role, he also served as a resource and subject matter expert on safety and regulatory issues for carriers of all sizes throughout the state, with the association being recognized for its services and programs with American Trucking Associations’ Excellence in Safety Award.
David holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from John Brown University and is a credentialed Project Management Professional (PMP). He is also a Certified Director of Safety (CDS) through the North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI) and participates in multiple industry associations. David lives in Harrison, Ark. with his wife and son, and serves on the Board of Directors for a local hospital. He is also an Assistant Scoutmaster for his son’s Boy Scout troop.
Tom Fuller, Senior Consultant, Hazardous and Radioactive Materials Training, and Compliance
Tom Fuller began his 36-year transportation career in law enforcement with the New York State Police. For 31 years at the NYSP, he was responsible for compliance and enforcement of the Hazardous Materials Regulations of Title 49 and the Rules and Regulations of the State of New York. For 15 of those years, he led and was responsible for all aspects of the Hazardous Materials, Radiological, and Technology Programs. Since 2018, he has continued his specialization in hazardous materials and radiological safety and compliance, working as a certified trainer to support federal and state agencies. He currently works in support of FMCSA, DOE, NRC, PHMSA, DHS, FEMA and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance in conducting numerous training classes and assists government and industry with regulatory compliance. While employed with the New York State Police, he was active in CVSA and served on its Board of Directors from 2012-2018, which included a term as its President.
David Medeiros, Senior Safety Consultant
Dave Medeiros is a Senior Safety Consultant for STC. Dave holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island and a BS in Administration of Justice from Roger Williams University. He also holds a Masters in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College, a Masters in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, and an NPLI from Harvard University. Dave brings a unique blend of operations and enforcement experience. He is a combat veteran who recently retired as a Brigadier General in the US Army after 35 years of service, most recently serving as Assistant Adjutant General (Army) in the Rhode Island Army National Guard. Dave served more than 22 years with the Rhode Island State Police and retired with the rank of Lieutenant. During his career with the State Police, Dave commanded the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section and was responsible for the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program grant, roadside inspections, compliance reviews and new entrant audits, Data Q’s, hazardous materials, and size and weight enforcement activities.
Dave also served the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance on the Executive Board, as President of Region I, and as Vice Chairman of the CVSA Driver/Traffic Enforcement Committee.
David J. Osiecki, President Emeritus, Scopelitis Transportation and Consulting
David J. (Dave) Osiecki personally delivers the training and advisory service offerings of STC. He began his 30-year transportation career in 1986 as a motor carrier safety auditor in the field for the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Motor Carriers (OMC).** He spent several years building his trucking and regulatory expertise in program, policy and regulatory development positions for OMC in Washington, DC. He left federal service in 1995 and spent the last 20 years at the American Trucking Associations in Washington working on behalf of the trucking industry in policy, regulatory and advocacy-related positions. Mr. Osiecki rose to the Executive Vice President & Chief of National Advocacy for ATA, and has represented the industry before State legislatures, federal agencies, the U.S. Congress and in the national media, including appearances on national network news programs. Over the last 15 years, Mr. Osiecki has also been a regular speaker and commentator before transportation and trucking industry groups.** OMC was the predecessor agency of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which was established by Congress in the year 2000.