Reality to the last mile

XPO Logistics has announced the planned addition of augmented reality to its Ship XPO consumer self-service platform. Shoppers will use the visualization technology prior to the delivery of heavy goods, such as sofas, beds and appliances, to determine the ideal placement inside the home. “Augmented reality is another innovation that our retail and e-commerce customers can offer to consumers, providing more control over the shopping experience,” said Troy Cooper, XPO Logistics ... [+]

E-commerce drives XPO Logistics to record quarterly profit

Reuters reports that XPO Logistics Inc posted a record quarterly profit on November 1, fueled by e-commerce demand for its contract logistics and "last mile" deliveries to households, along with shipments of consumer goods and a strong truck brokerage market. The third-largest publicly traded U.S. logistics company also reaffirmed its full-year ... [+]

ITF announces formation of XPO global leadership task force

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) unveiled an XPO global leadership group to tackle the company’s anti-worker, anti-union stance. The new initiative was announced by the organization’s general secretary, Steve Cotton, from its inaugural meeting in Los Angeles on July 27th. The ITF is a global federation representing over 16.5 million ... [+]

Financial Results Shows XPO Logistics on Firm Ground

XPO Logistics announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2015 on February 24. In doing so, the company reports $218 million of adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for the fourth quarter, reflecting two months’ contribution from the Con-way acquisition. “In the fourth ... [+]

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