XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO), a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, today announced an agreement to sponsor the Carolina Panthers professional football team for the 2018 season. As the official logistics partner of the Carolina Panthers, XPO will provide equipment transportation for the team’s eight away games during the regular season of the National Football League, plus two preseason games.
Troy Cooper, president of XPO Logistics, said, “XPO has been part of the thriving North Carolina community for more than six years, and we have some serious Panthers fans on our team. We’re excited to partner with the Carolina Panthers as they embark on another exciting season of football.”
Bryan Porter, director of football operations of the Carolina Panthers, said, “People who see our behind-the-scenes activity on road trips are often amazed at how much effort goes into preparing for a game. The safe and on-time transportation of our gear is critical to the team’s success, and we’re delighted to entrust XPO with that task as our official logistics partner.”
Each time the Panthers have an away game, XPO will load equipment and supplies at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte into a dedicated, 53-foot tractor-trailer customized with XPO/Panthers branding.