XPO Logistics Opens State-of-the-Art Hub in Chicago Area to Serve Growing Demand from Less-Than-Truckload Customers

Ribbon-cutting launches 150,000-square-foot LTL facility

XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), a leading provider of freight transportation services, opened a state-of-the-art less-than-truckload (LTL) service center yesterday in Chicago Heights with a ribbon-cutting attended by state and local dignitaries. The 150,000-square-foot site includes 264 dock doors to accommodate high volumes and ongoing growth.

Mario Harik, acting president, less-than-truckload, XPO Logistics, said, “We’re delighted to celebrate the completion of our Chicago Heights service center, following eight months of new construction. This strategic hub will have a positive impact on customer service throughout our LTL network, as well as the Illinois economy.”

Highlights of the new facility include:

  • A jobs base of over 200 employees at the site, including professional drivers, dockworkers, shop technicians, supervisors and customer sales representatives.
  • A comprehensive commitment to employee satisfaction, including competitive pay and healthcare, progressive pregnancy care, short- and long-term disability coverage, retirement savings, tuition reimbursement, free mental health counseling, technological support and more.
  • Safety-focused operations that reflect XPO’s company culture — six drivers based at the site have driven more than two million miles accident-free, and an additional 19 drivers have driven more than one million miles accident-free.
  • High customer service standards and a drive for continuous improvement, with an inclusive workplace that encourages employees to contribute suggestions.

XPO is a top-three provider of LTL services in North America, with 291 total service centers, including 14 in Illinois. The company uses its proprietary technology to optimize routing, load-building and productivity, supporting more than 12,000 professional XPO drivers in moving over 18 billion pounds of freight per year.

More information about XPO’s lines of business can be found in the Services section of xpo.com.

About XPO Logistics 

XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a leading provider of freight transportation services, primarily truck brokerage and less-than-truckload (LTL). XPO uses its proprietary technology, including the cutting-edge XPO Connect™ automated freight marketplace, to move goods efficiently through supply chains. The company’s global network serves 50,000 shippers with 744 locations and approximately 40,000 employees, and is headquartered in Greenwich, Conn., USA. Visit xpo.com for more information, and connect with XPO on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.