Managed Transportation

Managed Transportation

XPO is a global expert in creating customized transportation strategies, with technology and procurement processes that evolve with your needs.

Built to Scale

From flexible control tower solutions, to managed expedite and dedicated capacity, we can help you move raw materials, parts and finished goods with greater efficiency. Our experts will 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.


We want our partnership to deliver increasing value over the long-term. After we collaborate on a plan with you, we'll continue to ensure that the solutions we put in place are optimal for your supply chain over time. 

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Control Tower Solutions

With approximately $2.7 billion of freight under management, we know what it takes to earn your trust.


XPO’s global network of control towers provides door-to-door visibility into order status and freight tracking. Our control tower experts manage more than 2.7 million shipments annually and are trained in operations, analytics, procurement and customer service. You’ll have a bird’s-eye view of your transportation activities and 24/7 access to a dedicated account team.


Our focus is on performance: 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 process improvements and cost-saving opportunities.

Key Capabilities

Massive scale and experience – XPO is the second largest 3PL in North America


Control tower management – Mission-critical oversight of carriers, vendors, freight audits and payments, claims, charge-back notifications and other processes


Proprietary technology – Connects in real time with thousands of carriers and facilitates EDI/XML


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

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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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