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Managed Transportation

XPO tailors solutions to your needs, from load planning and procurement, to complex strategies at scale.

Planning and execution

From flexible control tower solutions, to managed expedite, dedicated capacity and consulting services, we can help you move raw materials, parts and finished goods with greater efficiency. Our transportation experts take the time to understand your requirements and identify areas for improvement. The solutions we recommend will be tailored to save you money, reducing your investments in equipment, software, facilities and personnel. You’ll have deep visibility into all transportation activities through XPO Connect™ portal access.


We want our partnership to deliver increasing value over the long-term. After we collaborate on a plan with you, we'll continue to monitor the activities we put in place. This guarantees that the plan meets the goals of your business now and over time. 

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Control Tower Solutions

XPO’s control tower network provides mission-critical oversight of carriers, vendors, freight audits and payments, claims, charge-back notifications and other processes.


Our control tower experts are trained in operations, analytics, procurement and customer service. We’ll design the optimal routes for your supply chain, determine the most efficient carriers and ensure that they perform at a high level. We also apply Lean-based analysis to shipping patterns to identify areas for improvement and cost-saving opportunities. 


Customer-specific strategies typically involve best-fit route configurations and carrier management, including sourcing at the lane level – as well as price optimization, asset utilization when appropriate and ongoing analysis of shipping patterns. Our focus is on delivering value to you through superior performance; this includes being proactive with strategies as your supply chain evolves. 


Your business will have a bird’s-eye view of your transportation activities at all times through our XPO Connect™ portal, including order status. You’ll also have 24-hour access to a team dedicated to your account.

Key Capabilities

Massive scale and experience – XPO is a capacity leader across major transportation modes


Real-time technology – XPO Connect™ platform integrates with customer systems via EDI/XML and with thousands of carriers


Leveraged buying power – Ability to purchase at below-market rates


Visibility and communication – Web-based portals for shippers, carriers and vendors, with robust dashboard tools


Strategic collaboration – Dynamic optimization and network  optimization 


Ongoing analysis – Performance scoring and custom reporting against benchmarked KPIs


Multimodal options – Access to XPO’s full transportation range, including brokerage, intermodal, drayage and freight forwarding

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Managed Expedite

Urgent capacity on demand from the largest web-based manager of expedited transportation in North America.


XPO’s industry-leading expedite web technology automates the procurement and tracking of time-critical freight. We have thousands of vetted ground carriers in our independent network, with vehicle types ranging from cargo vans to flatbeds, as well as domestic and international air options. Time-critical freight requests average 16 minutes from entry to award.  Securing capacity when you need it most.


With real-time milestone tracking and GPS integration, you’ll see what we see as your cargo makes its way to its final destination. Your expedite data can be a proactive tool to improve your supply chain – we’ll work with you to identify the root cause of disruptions, plan ahead for container delays and use Lean methodology to realize sustainable cost savings. We also offer specialized expertise in heavy haul, oversized and simple flatbed expedite.

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Dedicated Transportation

An outsourced fleet that feels like a private fleet, without the risk.


Managing a private fleet in-house is a time-consuming and expensive process. XPO can design a turnkey solution dedicated to your account: drivers, tractors, trailers, maintenance, management and fuel, with no equipment leases. Working as an extension of your team, we’ll represent your brand with pride on the road, while our specialists look for opportunities to optimize routes and lower your costs.


You’ll receive detailed reports to help you gauge the success of your dedicated program and strategize for the future. XPO’s business units will provide support as needed, such as surge capacity, equipment maintenance and help with safety, compliance, recruitment and retention.

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XPO Connect

XPO Connect's multi-modal integrated solution creates an optimized logistics and supply chain environment, providing real-time business intelligence and streamlined process execution. We roll out Connect using the Managed Transportation business implementation methodology, ensuring smooth, rapid integration with our clients’ systems to help them gain efficiencies and savings quickly.


In addition, Connect is integrated with XPO’s TMS to allow customers to deploy proprietary and packaged applications to thousands of stakeholders across suppliers, vendors, customers and transport providers.