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 75 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 golfing. He is married with three 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 handles all new hire orientations and driver safety concerns. He’s also on the fuel strategy team; monitoring fuel purchases and efficiency.

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

Accounting - Billing Associate

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

Accounting - Excel Specialist

Amy handles all accounts receivable issues, working closely with the billing team and payroll department. She handles weekly and monthly payroll tax reporting. She’s on our fuel strategy team; collects data for fuel reporting, assists with purchase orders in the shop, and is our excel spreadsheet guru. 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.

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. She’s on the fuel strategy team; monitoring fuel purchases and efficiency.

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.

Katelyn Graber

Accounting - Billing Associate

Katelyn Graber 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. 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’s on the fuel strategy team; monitoring fuel purchases and efficiency. 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!