Monday 25th Sep 2017 - Logistics Manager

XPO buys 100 trucks

XPO Logistics is to buy 84 tractor units, along with 78 trailers and 16 rigids for its UK contract logistics network.

The trucks will all be fitted with visibility cameras and in-cab telematics, while the trailers incorporate bed-to-bed strapping systems and telematics.

Once the new units are in operation, the company expects to have approximately 1,747 vehicles and 3,144 trailers in its UK contract logistics network, primarily dedicated to specific customer contracts. XPO has more than 4,800 vehicles in the UK.

Malcolm Wilson, managing director of European supply chain for XPO Logistics, said: “Our commitment to state-of-the-art, environmentally sound transport is at the heart of our service to customers. This investment in modern, class-leading vehicles will also ensure that our drivers continue to have the latest in comfort and safety technologies.”