Trailer manufacturing upgrades will allow XPO to nearly double the year-over-year number of units produced in 2022. - Photo: XPO

Trailer manufacturing upgrades will allow XPO to nearly double the year-over-year number of units produced in 2022.

Photo: XPO

In its latest move to grow its North American less-than-truckload network, XPO Logistics has opened two new terminals, increased production capacity at its trailer manufacturing facility, and will open four fleet maintenance shops this quarter.

XPO will open a 26-door and 24-door cross-dock terminal in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and Texarkana, Arkansas, respectively; fleet maintenance shops at existing terminals in Ohio, Florida, New York and Nevada; and make equipment upgrades to the company’s LTL trailer manufacturing facility in Searcy, Arkansas.

The trailer manufacturing upgrades will allow XPO to nearly double the year-over-year number of units produced in 2022, XPO officials said in a press release.

 In October 2021, the company opened a 264-door terminal in Chicago Heights, Illinois

 “The strategic actions we initiated in the fourth quarter 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 of less-than-truckload and chief information officer of XPO Logistics. “Our investments in this high-ROIC business will benefit customers across our national LTL platform.”

 XPO’s comprehensive LTL action plan includes expectation to expand its North American LTL door count by 900 doors, or approximately 6%, by year-end 2023, and expand the 2022 graduate count at the company’s U.S. driver training schools, approximately doubling the 2021 count.

XPO has one of the largest LTL networks in North America, with approximately 21,000 employees, 291 terminals and 13 million shipments in 2021.

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