XPO expanding its LTL network

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XPIO is growing its LTL footprint with a cross-dock terminal in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and another in Texarkana, Arkansas.
XPIO is growing its LTL footprint with a cross-dock terminal in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and another in Texarkana, Arkansas.

XPO Logistics (CCJ Top 250, No. 6) is opening two new mid-America less-than-truckload (LTL) terminals.

A cross-dock terminal in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, will bring online 26 new doors while another 24 new doors are planned at cross-dock terminal in Texarkana, Arkansas.

The company this quarter also plans to open new fleet maintenance shops at terminals in Ohio, Florida, New York and Nevada and invest in equipment upgrades to the company’s LTL trailer manufacturing facility in Searcy, Arkansas, with the expectation of nearly doubling the year-over-year number of units produced this year. 

"The strategic actions we initiated in the fourth quarter [2021] began showing results in a matter of weeks, giving us good traction for the execution of our plan in 2022," said Mario Harik, acting president, less-than-truckload, and chief information officer of XPO Logistics. 

This marks the latest progress in XPO’s previously announced plan to drive growth and efficiencies in its North American LTL network. The company in October opened a 264-door terminal in Chicago Heights, Illinois, and initiated actions to enhance freight flows in the face of increasing demand. 

XPO’s LTL action plan seeks to improve network-wide operating efficiency and support future revenue growth. Specifically, the company expects to expand its North American LTL door count by 900 doors – or approximately 6% – by the end of next year; further improve network flow with targeted initiatives; continue to implement accessorial charges for detained trailers, oversized freight and special handling; expand the 2022 graduate count at its U.S. driver training schools, with a goal of approximately doubling the 2021 count; and significantly increase the number of units produced at its trailer manufacturing facility.