Thursday, April 6, 2017

XPO Claims Ranking as the Largest Logistics Company in North America

Group Celebrates Drivers Safety Achievements as Record Mileages Reached
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US – In a week it has offered thanks to the extraordinary achievements of some of its truck drivers XPO Logistics tells us it has been ranked this year as the largest logistics company in North America on the Transport Topics 2017 list of Top 50 Logistics Companies. The ranking is based on various company's 2016 net revenue. XPO has moved up from the number two spot in 2016 and was at number 12 in 2015. Troy Cooper, chief operating officer of XPO Logistics expanded on achieving this latest ranking saying:

“We have our customers and employees to thank for this milestone achievement. I also want to commend Dr. Ashfaque Chowdhury, head of our supply chain operations in the Americas and Asia Pacific. Our North American operations are a cornerstone of our integrated global network, where we operate as the second largest logistics provider worldwide.”

XPO claims it has developed as a logistics provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to some of the most successful companies in the world. The company currently operates in 34 countries, with over 87,000 employees at 1,425 locations. Some of those employees received plaudits this week when XPO recognised their remarkable achievements.

Seven drivers that work for XPO’s less-than-truckload (LTL) business, which has a network of more than 400 service locations throughout North America, have each achieved three million consecutive miles of accident-free driving. The drivers were named as Jeffrey Adkins, James Cosentino, Benjamin Dixon, Robert Hickerson, James Hughes, Stephen Pargeon and James Poe.

Three million safe miles is equivalent in distance to circumnavigating the earth 120 times, driving round-trip from Los Angeles to New York City nearly 500 times, or making six trips to the moon and back. To date nineteen XPO less-than-truckload drivers have passed three million safe-driving miles since the company’s LTL operation started in 1983. Tony Brooks, president of the LTL business for XPO Logistics, said:

“Navigating a truck safely for three million miles, through all kinds of weather and highway conditions, is truly an impressive performance. These seven dedicated professionals are an inspiring example of what it means to make safety a priority every day. It’s a privilege to honour them for this remarkable safety accomplishment.”