Brokerage and Expedite

Truck Brokerage and Expedite

XPO is a leading US broker of truckload transportation, and the largest manager of expedited shipments in North America.

Our technology moves finished goods, industrial materials, parts, government freight and shipments that require special handling.

 

XPO’s full truckload service is unlike any other brokerage service in North America. Our advances in digital freight management, automated procurement and real-time visibility are at the forefront of the industry. XPO Connect™, our cloud-based platform, uses self-learning algorithms that source the best possible solutions based on load characteristics and carrier profiles.

 

It’s important to us that our carrier network is not just large, but also reliable in areas such as on-time performance. We have rigorous carrier management processes to monitor safety ratings, insurance qualifications and operating authorities, and our rating engine produces detailed electronic scorecards. Our data is your peace of mind.

Massive capacity

  • Over 1 million trucks in the network, and 3,500 core carriers
  • Full truckload: dry vans, refrigerated, flatbeds and partials
  • Heavy haul: drop decks, double drops, oversized/overweight, permitted and specialized
  • Expedite: cargo vans, sprinters, straight trucks, tractor-trailers and lift gates
  • Air charter and ground-air combinations for door-to-door expedite
  • Access to XPO’s full range of transportation modes

Major North American Scale

Key capabilities

  • XPO Connect™ digital freight marketplace connects shippers with carriers in real time
  • Extensive dry van capacity, plus temperature-controlled equipment, thermal-mapped trailers, anti-theft devices and other specialized capabilities
  • Data drives insights about lanes, pricing, carrier ratings and predictive market conditions
  • US cross-border shipping in and out of Mexico and Canada, with point-discharge options and warehousing capabilities
  • Drop trailers loaded and unloaded without carriers present for maximum flexibility; ideal for retail shippers
  • Outsourced managed transportation solutions with end-to-end visibility, BI analytics and EDI/XML capabilities
  • Loyalty program attracts and retains high-quality carriers

XPO Connect™ Digital Marketplace

Our digital platform for brokerage, intermodal, drayage and last mile is the easiest way to analyze, rate and buy capacity online.

 

XPO Connect™ brings together shippers and carriers in real time, with a single access point to source the best option for each load. The technology is underpinned by our proprietary Freight Optimizer system and carrier rating engine, with powerful algorithms, pricing tools and market analytics for spot rates:

 

  • Dynamic load optimization for transactional shipments
  • Robust track and trace technology
  • Intuitive carrier tools for posting, bidding, booking, tracking and e-paperwork
  • Self-service dashboard with preference settings and BI analytics
  • Smart-matching and roundtrips to reduce empty miles
  • Cross-mode matching of underutilized capacity in one service to cover loads in another

By the Numbers

  • One platform for multiple transportation modes 
  • More than 43,000 independent US carriers registered on the platform 
  • All-in-one tracking solution for carriers and drivers
  • Access to five additional XPO transportation services on demand: intermodal, drayage, last mile, managed transportation and global forwarding

#1 in Managed Expedite

We’ll manage your urgent shipments from origin to destination, with constant visibility and a single point of contact.

 

XPO’s North American expedite network includes a dedicated, national operations center, with regional centers in the Midwest, Southeast and Southwest, and cross-border facilities. In addition, we have automated, online auction capabilities for ground and air expedite. You’ll have 24/7 access to top-notch capacity, with oversight of each freight movement: 

 

  • Reputable, professional owner-operators (team and solo) with a range of equipment
  • Thermal-mapped trailers with alarms for temperature variances
  • High-value and high-security movements according to strict protocols
  • Exclusive-use vehicles with air-ride suspension to help maintain product integrity
  • Door-to-door options for air charter and ground combinations
  • In-flight updates of air shipments through a secure portal

Cross-Border Expedite

XPO has more than 30 years’ experience moving time-critical freight across borders in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

 

Our cross-border network operates with a high sense of immediacy, managed by our freight forwarding experts and drawing on our longstanding relationships with customs brokers. We accept all kinds of cargo: raw materials, parts, finished goods and special handling.

 

To facilitate US-Mexico movements, we maintain a facility located within minutes of the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas. This site offers cross-docking, transloading and warehousing capabilities, with a capacity of up to 35,000 square feet. XPO has similar border services at all other major crossing points.

Freight Optimizer Technology

Our proprietary, state-of-the-art brokerage engine works behind the scenes to give you the best possible outcomes.

 

Freight Optimizer is the engine at the core of XPO Connect™, drawing on the more than 43,000 registered carriers on the platform for rapid load-matching and tendering. In addition to the digital capabilities detailed above, Freight Optimizer:

 

  • Evaluates available capacity in real time, weighted by cost and carrier performance history
  • Predicts market conditions using machine learning and historical data
  • Generates wish, want and walk price options via our Dynamic Max Pay
  • Produces detailed electronic carrier scorecards
  • Governs carrier assignment, routing and execution by business rules for large accounts
  • Integrates via EDI and web with other enterprise, warehouse management and supply chain management systems

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