The UTXL Mission
Safety 1st, near-perfect Service, useful Systems, proactive Staff and nationwide Savings thru efficiency.
UTXL began in 1997 with four founders who had more than 100 years of combined asset-based trucking experience. We started with this goal: to be the safest, most reliable and cost effective niche capacity resource to our customers in support of their core carrier programs. UTXL has served thousands of shippers across the United States, Canada and Mexico including some of the largest shippers in the world. Our largest customer today, was also one of our 1st customers back in 1997. We excel at providing a customer specific solutions. UTXL remains a lean, profitable, debt free and self financed company.
Meet the UTXL Leadership Team
RYAN HERNDON | Director of Operations
Ryan Herndon was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. He studied business and marketing at the University of Missouri, where he graduated in 2008. Ryan began his carrier at UTXL in 2010 and is passionate about providing UTXL’s customers the service and support that they have come to expect. In his free time, Ryan loves to spend time with his wife Stacy, daughter Wynne, and their dog Sophie. He is grateful for an amazing group of colleagues that call UTXL home.
Jon Roberts | VP Business Development
Jon Roberts was born and raised in Savannah, MO. Jon attended Missouri Western State University. Jon started his career in transportation in 2006 with UTXL and has spent 12+ years in transportation and logistics including time with BNSF Railways, NYK and Ports America. In his free time Jon enjoys playing golf and playing with his dog, Andi.
Shelly Cannon | Controller
Shelly Cannon was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. After working in the grocery industry for 20 years, in both accounting and information technology, she began her career as Accounting Manager for UTXL in 2017. She loves the teamwork and family atmosphere that she found at UTXL and works hard every day to contribute to that environment in a positive manner. In her spare time she loves spending time with her husband Rocky, her children Cole and Kasey, and their Goldendoodle Baylee.
Paul Schultz | President
Paul is originally from Wisconsin and began his transportation career at Green Bay based Schneider National Truckload Carrier in in 1979 and held various marketing and sales positions until joining publicly traded truckload carrier MNX, lnc. / Mark VII as its Vice President of Marketing in St. Joseph, MO until co-founding UTXL, Inc. with Mark Hogan in 1997. Paul met his bride of 25 years at MNX and they have raised three beautiful and smart daughters.
Josh Jonte | Chief Technology Officer
Josh Jonte is an Indianapolis, IN native. Josh has worked in software for 15+ years in a variety of industries; banking, education, industrial control, consumer services, and logistics. In his free time Josh enjoys running and spending time with his family and friends.
Mark Hogan | CEO
Mark began his trucking career loading and unloading LTL trailers during college summers until he graduated from the University of Wyoming in May of 1980 with a BS in Accounting. After five years in Oil and Gas Accounting in Wyoming, Mark moved to Chicago where he met and married a school teacher named Beth. Mark spent the next 5 years in various Air Freight and Truckload management positions until joining the MNX / Mark VII trucking and logistics company in 1990 based in St. Joseph, MO. By 1992, Mark was the Executive Vice President and COO running this large publicly traded truck line and reported to MNX founder and Chairman, Roger Crouch. Later, in 1997, with financing provided by Roger Crouch, Mark and Paul started Kansas City based UTXL, Inc. and still manage operations today. Mark and his bride of 32 years reside in Kansas City, Missouri
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