XPO Logistics has been awarded a multi-year contract renewal by Tesco to distribute fuel to Tesco consumer filling stations throughout the UK.
XPO deploys a dedicated tanker fleet and 350 specially trained drivers to collect fuel at nationwide UK fuel terminals and allocate it to more than 500 Tesco consumer filling stations and regional distribution centres. More than 150 drivers are despatched from XPO’s Thurrock, Essex depot alone, which provides centralised control tower management of transport activities. A further 18 outbase depots ensure nationwide delivery capability. The company’s drivers and subcontractor network deliver approximately six billion litres of fuel for Tesco per year.
The renewal follows the April announcement of a new agreement between the two companies, under which XPO is responsible for the temperature-controlled distribution of chilled foods for Tesco.
The two companies also collaborate on developing a plan for carbon-neutral and carbon-negative transport solutions that support Tesco’s sustainability objectives. In 2009, Tesco became the first business globally to set the ambition to become zero-carbon by 2050, and are on track to reach net-zero in their group operations by 2035 and across their whole supply chain by 2050.