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The UTXL Mission

... Place Safety First

... Pursue Perfection

... Achieve Excellence

Our Story

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

Shelly Cannon UTXL President

Shelly Cannon | President

Shelly Cannon was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas; she received her BS in Human Resources Management from Upper Iowa University in 2018. After working in the grocery industry for 20 years, in both accounting and information technology, she began her career with UTXL in 2017 as Controller. Shelly loves the teamwork and family atmosphere we have at UTXL and works hard every day to contribute to that environment in a positive manner. In her spare time, she loves family time, reading and traveling. Shelly resides in Leavenworth, Kansas with her husband Rocky, their children Cole and Kasey, their Goldendoodle Baylee and their rescued cat Cass.

John Roberts Senior Vice President UTXL

Jon Roberts | Senior Vice President

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.

Dave Tunison, Vice President at UTXL

DAVE TUNISON | Vice President

Dave Tunison is a 15-year industry veteran. His passion for logistics began in his early 20’s when he moved to Arizona and became an over-the-road truck driver, which opened his eyes to the vastness of the supply chain network. Growing up in small rural area outside Saginaw, MI, Dave understands that hard work is what sets people apart. Dave comes with a background centered primarily around Transportation and Logistics operations. Before joining the UTXL team, he most recently held the role of Director of Operations with Swift Logistics LLC, and was excited for the opportunity to move to Kansas City to start a new chapter with his family. His passion for leading people, and finding transportation solutions is what keeps him moving forward! In his spare time, Dave enjoys camping, boating, riding his motorcycle and woodworking.

Paul Schultz | Co-founder, Chairman & CEO of UTXL, Inc.

Paul Schultz is the Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of UTXL, Inc. Paul is originally from Wisconsin and began his transportation career at Green Bay based Schneider National Truckload Carrier in 1979. He held various marketing and sales positions until joining publicly traded MNX/Mark VII as its Vice President of Marketing in St. Joseph. He remained with MNX until 1997 when he co-founded UTXL, Inc. Paul met his bride of 27 years at MNX, they have raised three beautiful and intelligent daughters.

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Excellence Expedited - By the Numbers

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years in service