Adds Brokerage Cold-starts and Strategic Hires
Following the opening of its second truck brokerage cold-start in Ann Arbor, Mich., in April, the company opened its newest branch in Dallas, Texas, on May 1, 2012. Dallas branch president Doug George has 18 years of management and sales experience in transportation, including positions with AFN, Ryder Integrated Logistics, Inc. and Roadway Express, Inc.
To support the scaling up of its operations and workforce, the company has announced two key appointments: Louis Amo has been named vice president–carrier procurement and operations; and Marie Fields has been appointed director of training.
Mr. Amo has 15 years of transportation and carrier management experience, including positions with Union Pacific Corporation, Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation, and SABIC Innovative Plastics Holding BV (formerly GE Plastics). Ms. Fields has worked in the logistics industry for 15 years, initially with American Backhaulers, Inc. as a dispatcher and carrier sales representative, and then for 12 years with C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., with responsibilities for training and on-boarding new hires, systems training and sales development.
New Website at xpologistics.com
On May 9, 2012, the company launched a comprehensive new website at
. Online functionality includes the ability to request a quote, track a load, register as a carrier, apply for employment, and access investor resources. The new site marks the first of several customer-facing web and mobile products planned for release this year, including self-service freight management tools for shippers.
The company will hold a conference call on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Participants can call toll-free (from U.S./Canada) 1-800-573-4752; international callers dial +1-617-224-4324. A live webcast of the conference will be available on the investor relations area of the company’s website,
. The conference will be archived until June 10, 2012. To access the replay by phone, call toll-free (from U.S./Canada) 1-888-286-8010; international callers dial +1-617-801-6888. Use participant passcode 821496287.
About XPO Logistics, Inc.
XPO Logistics, Inc. is a non-asset based, third-party logistics provider of freight transportation services that uses a network of relationships with ground, sea and air carriers to find the best transportation solutions for its customers. The company offers its services through three distinct business units: expedited transportation (Express-1, Inc.); freight forwarding (Concert Group Logistics, Inc.); and freight brokerage. XPO Logistics serves more than 4,000 retail, commercial, manufacturing and industrial customers through 17 U.S. branches and 25 agent locations.