XPO plans major expansion of last-mile services
Published 4:01 pm, Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Greenwich-based XPO Logistics announced plans to follow through on a goal for its last-mile services publicized this summer following favorable second-quarter earnings.
The transportation and logistics company will nearly double its last-mile footprint by adding more service hubs that will bring the company’s total to 85 by the end of 2018, according to a Tuesday announcement.
In early August, XPO Chief Executive Bradley Jacobs said the company intended to grow its last-mile delivery network in addition to earmarking roughly $8 billion for acquisitions.
XPO’s upcoming growth will position its “footprint within approximately 90 percent of the U.S. population, further reducing transit times,” according to a media statement.
“As the leading national last-mile network specializing in heavy goods, we’re uniquely positioned to provide a consistent consumer experience that protects retail brands,” XPO chief operating officer Troy Cooper said in the statement. “Now we're making it even faster and more cost effective to transport goods direct to homes.”
The new last-mile hubs are planned for Long Island, N.Y., as well as Birmingham, Ala.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Los Angeles; Milwaukee; Tulsa, Okla.; and Washington D.C.
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