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XPO Logistics to invest $90m in road fleet in North America

Published 01 June 2018

XPO Logistics, a global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, today announced plans to invest approximately $90m in 770 new tractors for its less-than-truckload (LTL) network in 2018.

The company, which is the second largest LTL provider in North America, expects to integrate the new units into its fleet throughout the year. 

Troy Cooper, president of XPO Logistics, said, "We're committed to giving our LTL drivers the latest technologies for comfort and safety. These new tractors also reflect our commitment to the environment by providing improved fuel efficiency and reducing emissions." 

The new tractors will have 15-liter engines and 12-speed transmissions, replacing models with 13-liter engines. The larger engine is expected to offer a more optimal blend of performance, fuel economy, emissions characteristics and engine life, given the load profile of the company's LTL network.

The units will also feature the latest safety technologies, including lane departure warning systems, adaptive cruise control and collision mitigation systems to assist drivers.
  
XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. The company operates as a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets in 32 countries, with 1,466 locations and more than 95,000 employees.

XPO uses its network to help more than 50,000 customers manage their goods more efficiently throughout their supply chains.

The company has two reporting segments, transportation and logistics, and within these segments its business is well diversified by geographies, verticals and types of service. XPO's corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Conn., USA, and its European headquarters is in Lyon, France.

Source: Company Press Release