September 13, 2017

XPO to nearly double last-mile delivery network

Company to operate 85 service hubs by end of 2018.

By DC Velocity Staff

Transport and logistics giant XPO Logistics Inc. plans to nearly double its current last-mile delivery network to 85 service hubs by the end of next year, the company said yesterday.

The expansion, which is currently underway, will position XPO's last-mile network within approximately 90 percent of the U.S. population, thus further reducing transit times, according to the Greenwich, Conn.-based company. In an interview in May, Chairman and CEO Brad Jacobs said XPO plans to execute last-mile deliveries of heavier consignments in one to two days by the end of the decade. The current benchmark for last-mile deliveries is 5 to 6 days./p>

XPO said it expects to open its next hubs in Birmingham, Ala.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Long Island, N.Y.; Los Angeles; Milwaukee, Wis.; Tulsa, Okla.; and Washington, D.C.

XPO handles nearly 13 million home and commercial deliveries a year, most of which involve the installation and assembly of appliances, large electronics, furniture, and other hard-to-handle items. Consumers are increasingly buying these products online, leading to the rapid growth of last-mile deliveries to the residence.

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