XPO Logistics Taps Mobile Technology in Europe
XPO Logistics, a global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, will expand its Drive XPO mobile technology to Europe in spring 2018, following a successful launch in North America. The app, designed for carriers, supports real-time visibility across transportation modes, and integrates carrier operations with daily productivity tools in one technology.
The company's proprietary Freight Optimizer system, the global platform for XPO's non-asset transportation services, powers Drive XPO's functionality. By bringing Freight Optimizer's data science to the road, Drive XPO helps to reduce empty miles, lower fuel waste, reduce road stress, and make the customer service process more dynamic.
Drive XPO displays load postings in real time, with details such as origin, destination, freight type, timing, and shipper, as well as special handling or equipment needs. While en route, carriers use the same app to become more efficient with refueling, layovers, traffic avoidance, and other daily decisions. This combination of mobile capabilities—load procurement and productivity—is the next generation of capacity management, according to XPO.
A cloud-based ecosystem and annual technology investment of more than $450 million help accelerate XPO's development of supply chain innovations. Its apps are available for iOS and Android devices from the App Store and Google Play.