XPO Logistics announced plans to invest around $90 million in 770 new tractors for its less-than-truckload fleet in 2018. XPO, the second largest LTL provider in North America, stated that the new trucks will be integrated into its fleet throughout the year.
The new trucks will have larger 15L engines and 12-speed transmissions, replacing models with 13L engines. The larger engine is expected to improve performance, fuel economy, emissions characteristics, and engine life based on the LTL fleet’s typical load profile. The trucks will also be equipped with safety technologies such as lane departure warning systems, adaptive cruise control, and collision mitigation systems.
"We're committed to giving our LTL drivers the latest technologies for comfort and safety,” said Troy Cooper, president of XPO Logistics. “These new tractors also reflect our commitment to the environment by providing improved fuel efficiency and reducing emissions."