Our Team

Ben Mast

Founder

Ben founded B & L Transport after having gained many years of invaluable experience in the agricultural and automotive industries. He used his expertise to develop the company into a highly sought-after carrier. He is still involved in daily operations; but for the most part, Ben has turned the reins over to his son Jon. Ben and his wife Laura, (the L in B & L), spend their winters in Florida, and love to spend time with their kids and grandkids.

Jon Mast

President and Director of Operations

Jon has a strong vision for B & L Transport, and the leadership of the Company. His open door policy makes him accessible to all employees, who appreciate the fact that he knows them all by name, and takes time to discuss concerns and workplace issues. Jon is married and he and his wife Cassie have two children. He enjoys golf and time spent with his family.

Mary Ann Schrock

Controller

Mary Ann has been with B & L over 20 years, and has seen many changes in the transportation industry over the course of that time. She has worn numerous hats in her career, mostly in Accounting and Human Resources. Mary Ann has also worked for many years as the Hours of Service auditor and trainer, in addition to developing a safety program. She enjoys the daily challenges of the transportation world, and the excitement of growth in the Company. Mary Ann is married and loves to unwind in her gardens, growing vegetables for dinner and experimenting with new plants and flowers each season.

Josh Truit

Dispatch Manager/Load Planner

Josh started his career at B & L, as a wash boy 12 years ago, washing trucks after high school and football practice. As Load Scheduler, he organizes outbound freight and he schedules freight deliveries according to each customer’s specifications. Josh is also very involved in the driver relations, keeping the communications between dispatchers and drivers and customers flowing. He loves the fast paced atmosphere, thriving on making the puzzle pieces fit, and his goal is to continue to keep customers and drivers happy. Josh is a family man; he is married with two children; a son and a daughter. Josh loves to unwind on the golf course.

Dan Yoder

Driver Manager

Dan works with over 20 drivers on a daily basis. He has been a part of the B & L team since 2009. Dan came with an extensive knowledge of the local furniture shipping needs, and has helped B & L grow the furniture warehousing and freight department. Dan has a great attitude with drivers and brokers as he dispatches his trucks, always finding time to laugh and have fun at work. Dan is married, with two daughters and two granddaughters.

Cody Ditto

Driver Manager

Cody works with over 20 drivers on a daily basis. He has been a part of the B & L team since April 2016. Cody came to to B & L with previous driving and dispatching experience. Cody has a great attitude with drivers, understands what it is like to be over the road, and does what is needed to take care of his drivers and their loads.

Bob Callahan

3rd Shift Driver Manager

Bob works with our dispatch team to resolve those needs after hours. He has been a part of the B & L team since August 2008. Bob started with us as an Over The Road driver and has since transitioned to his current role with the B & L team. Bob’s extensive OTR experience has helped B & L grow in keeping our drivers moving after hours and making sure driver’s and customers are taken care of. In his spare time he enjoys boating, fishing, BBQ’ing, and hanging out with family and his grandsons.

Paul Bowman

Driver Manager

Paul joined the B&L team in 2017 as a driver manager, bringing 40 years of experience with handling freight allocation for a local company.

In his spare time Paul enjoys golfing and fishing. On Paul’s bucket list, he says he’d love to see Alaska & Arizona.

Ryan Boals

Fleet Maintenance Manager

Ryan is responsible for over 70 trucks and 100 refrigerated trailers on a daily basis. He joined the B & L team in October, 2013. He came on board with a great attitude and desire to learn the industry. He has recently transitioned roles here to Fleet Maintenance Manager, He got his start dispatching trucks. He has a real passion for the transportation field and is determined to give his all every day. Ryan is an avid outdoorsman; he enjoys, hunting, fishing, and gardening. He is married with two young sons.

Duane Miller

Head Mechanic

Duane oversees three full time mechanics and two truck washers in the truck garage. He handles repairs and routine maintenance for all company owned trucks. He is certified in Thermo King Refrigeration, and can repair and test the refrigerated units on the temperature controlled trailers. He works closely with drivers on road repairs and resolves any mechanical/safety concerns they may have. Duane is married; he and his wife enjoy getting away on their Honda Gold Wing motorcycle.

Lance Kandel

Recruiter

Lance has been a part of the B & L team since January 2016. Lance has stepped into the role of Driver Recruiting/Retainment for B&L. Lance has a degree in Sports Management from Shawnee State University, in his spare time he enjoys sports and bow hunting.

Nolan Rennicker

Human Resources

Nolan Rennicker joined our team full time to fill the gap in human resources. He is the youngest of 3, with a brother and sister. Nolan graduated with a Bachelors degree in business management from Kent State University. In Nolan’s free time he enjoys hunting, spending time with his girlfriend, watching movies and playing sports (baseball in particular). Nolan is an animal lover, he is more of a dog person but currently has a cat named Izzy and somehow let his girlfriend talk him into a second named Sox. He is a very motivated individual who is always looking to learn more to help with the growth and success of B & L.

Marilyn Hershberger

Accounting

Marilyn works in payroll and handles all accounts payable, as well as being support staff for numerous accounting matters. She has a detailed, driven and precise work ethic, which is perfect for her position. Marilyn loves beach vacations and time with family and friends.

Maria Burkholder

Administrative Assistant

Maria works in Accounts Receivable and is part of the dispatch/billing team. She is in constant communication with drivers and customers throughout the week. She takes care of Invoicing and related tasks. In her spare time, Maria enjoys traveling and Photography.

Amy Troyer

Administrative Assistant- Furniture division

Amy works in our Warehouse Office- Furniture division. She assists in keeping furniture organized, as it passes through the warehouse before it going to the final destinations. Also taking care of customer concerns and details on a daily basis. She is detail oriented, focused, making her a great asset to B&L! In time away from the office, Amy enjoys painting, drawing, time with friends and family.

Rebecca Miller

Administrative Assistant- Furniture division

Rebecca has recently joined B&L in the Warehouse Furniture division, bringing with her an extensive background in hardwood furniture. She has a very positive attitude and a great work ethic, hoping to “make a positive impact wherever she goes.” Rebecca says she’d like to be remembered as a person who made a difference! Her duties include being in communication with furniture builders/buyers and our drivers who get the furniture where it needs to go! The job presents every day challenges, but she enjoys the fast pace!

Away from the office Rebecca loves horseback riding, fishing, sports, camping and spending time with family & friends. Learning to play piano and sky diving are on her bucket list!

Cara Troyer

Payroll & Accounting Assistant

Cara joined the B&L team in June of 2017 in a full time administrative assistant role. She helps with payroll and numerous other tasks, Cara is an asset to the office.

In her spare time Cara enjoys attending concerts, good coffee, and weekends at the lake! She also enjoys spending time with family and friends. In the future Cara hopes to learn to surf, and also tour Europe.

Leah Miller

Administrative Assistant

Leah Miller has joined our team as a full time administrative assistant. Leah is a bright and motivated young lady that is driven to help with the success of B & L. She assists with invoices and drivers on a daily basis. Away from work Leah enjoys sports, shopping, and spending time with family & friends!

Katelyn Graber

Administrative Assistant

Katelyn Graber has joined our team as a full time administrative assistant. Kate enjoys shopping, traveling, hanging out with her friends, and listening to music. Kate is a motivated young lady with a very happy personality. She is instrumental to the success of our team here at B & L.

Tara Hostetler

Log Auditor

Tara joins the B&L team as a Log Auditor, in helping B&L stay compliant with ELD Regulations. She enjoys the challenges that come with the job and is always up to learning new things that go with the job. She brings positivity and joy to the her corner of B&L, we’re happy to have her!

Tara is married with 4 kids, who keep her busy with volleyball, baseball, basketball, and tennis. After all that, she says she enjoys shopping and theres always time for great coffee!

Teresa Loretta

Administrative Assistant

Teresa’s duties include Accounts Receivable, and general office tasks. She is in constant communication with our customers taking care of their needs. She enjoys family adventures; trying new things with the kids, along with the tried and true board games, bowling, family movie/pizza nights. Her hobby is mudding, and hitting the trails on quads. She loves football; playing, watching, all of it. She has 2 kids, who have taught her the true meaning of unconditional love. Teresa is a valuable asset to the B&L team!

Arlene Yoder

Administrative Assistant- Furniture division

Arlene has been a part of the team since 2005. She is highly versatile, and her role changes as the company continues to grow. She is involved with Furniture shipping, and communicates with customers on a weekly basis. Arlene has a great sense of humor, bringing a smile to all she comes into contact with.