About XBL

Rick Hoyle

Richard “Rick” Hoyle

President, XBL Holdings and Affiliates

Rick is the Founder and President of XBL Holdings and its affiliates where he oversees all commercial, financial, and operational activities. In addition to his business roles, he remains active in various national and regional trucking associations and is a recognized leader in dry bulk transportation.

Prior to starting XBL, Rick was Senior Vice President of Grammer Logistics where he ran dry bulk operations, and he previously held senior roles at Mack Trucks and Trimac Transport. His transportation and leadership experience includes building Star Trans and Diamond Bulk before. Rick is an entrepreneur who implores customer-centric strategies while promoting a driver focused culture. Rick graduated from Western Carolina University Cullowhee, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management.

Galen Murphy

Senior Vice President of Commercial Development

Galen is a Co-Founder of XBL and Vice President Business Development where he is responsible for all strategic and tactical commercial activities. Galen’s depth and breadth of contacts and experience make him a respected voice in dry bulk transport. Prior to XBL, Galen was Director of Business Development for Grammar Logistics.

He has previously held senior positions in operations and sales with Lafarge, StarTrans, Trimac Transportation and Grammer Logistics. Galen graduated from Southern New Hampshire University and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Leadership.


Randy Plotner

Vice President of Business Development

Randy serves as Vice President of Business Development for XBL and is responsible for developing the company’s sale strategy and providing customers creative solutions that improve their operations and profitability. He has 27 years of transportation experience, with 26 of those years focused on the bulk industry resulting in excellent customer contacts and well-established customer relationships.

Prior to joining XBL, he served as Vice President of Business Development for 1845 Commercial Bulk Services, Director of Sales & Operations Consultant for Bay & Bay Transportation, Director of Sales & Operations for J&M Tank Lines, Inc., and National Sales & Operations Manager for Autumn Transport, Inc.

Randy holds a Degree in Operations Management from St Cloud State University


Kenny Webster

Director of Commercial Development

Kenny serves as Director of Business Development for XBL where he is responsible for the development and execution of new commercial opportunities nationwide. He is a hands-on leader who takes ownership of customer relationships through pre-operations including managing site assessments, operational planning, and directing field personnel and managers. Over the course of his career, in various roles of increasing accountability, he has become a valued leader in business growth, account development and operational efficiencies.

Prior to joining XBL, Kenny served as National Account Manager for 1845 Commercial Bulk Services.

Kenny holds a Degree in Business Administration from The University of Texas Arlington.

Dan Moore

Director of Operations – Construction Materials

Paul Summers

Fleet Manager – Construction Materials

Jack Stewart

Director of Safety Services

Peterson Hawkins

Executive Chairman





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