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

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.

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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