Less-than-truckload carrier XPO is recruiting driver teams for a new in-house over-the-road operation.
The Road Flex program is part of the company’s previously announced strategy to insource third-party linehaul carrier miles to improve efficiency, save money, and provide better service for customers.
The program is already underway with sleeper team runs from bases in Dallas, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona. The company expects to expand this operation to a selected group of additional service centers in 2024.
To support the program, the company is recruiting teams of long-haul drivers who will run dedicated routes between XPO facilities in trucks equipped with sleeping quarters and other amenities. It’s looking for established teams only.
A typical workweek for Road Flex team drivers will be five days on the road, followed by two days off. XPO noted that schedules may occasionally vary based on network conditions, but that it is “committed to providing workplace flexibility and balance.”
On its web page for prospective drivers, XPO said teams would run dedicated routes between XPO facilities in new sleeper trucks equipped with microwaves and refrigerators.
“Our in-house, no-touch freight system means you’ll never have to wait at a customer site,” it said. “There’s no mileage cap, so if you’re motivated to boost your income, you can always opt in for more runs.”
Tim Staroba, president of the East Division at XPO, said the move will “enable us both to reduce costs and improve service for our customers by minimizing freight re-handling and expediting deliveries.”
Drivers will receive benefits such as:
- 6 paid holidays
- Full medical, dental, vision benefits on day one of employment
- Earn up to 13 PTO days per year
- 401k with company match