GREENWICH, Conn. , Sept. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), a leading provider of freight transportation services, has been named to the 2023 FreightTech 100 by FreightWaves, a global source for supply chain market intelligence. RXO, the planned spin-off of XPO’s tech-enabled brokered transportation platform, was also named to the list. The FreightTech 100 list recognizes the most innovative companies in the transportation industry.
Mario Harik, XPO’s chief information officer and incoming chief executive officer, said, “We’ve spent more than $3 billion on technology over the last 11 years to ensure we’re helping our customers move goods through their supply chains as efficiently as possible. We’re honored to be recognized by FreightWaves for our technological innovation as we move XPO closer to becoming a pure-play less-than-truckload business.”
Drew Wilkerson, XPO’s president, North American transportation and incoming RXO chief executive officer, said, “Cutting-edge technology is at the core of RXO’s mission to keep customers ahead of the marketplace. We’re thrilled to receive this first recognition from FreightWaves under the new spin-off brand as we prepare to create a standalone brokered transportation leader with rapid growth potential.”
More than 1,500 nominations were submitted for the 2023 FreightTech 100. In November, the winners will be narrowed down to the FreightTech 25, which recognizes the industry’s most disruptive companies.
About XPO Logistics
XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a leading provider of freight transportation services, primarily less-than-truckload (LTL) and truck brokerage. 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 approximately 749 locations and 43,000 employees, and is headquartered in Greenwich, Conn., USA. Visit xpo.com and europe.xpo.com for more information, and connect with XPO on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
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The spin-off remains subject to various conditions, including the effectiveness of the Form 10 registration statement, receipt of a tax opinion from counsel, the refinancing of XPO’s debt on terms satisfactory to the XPO board of directors, and final approval by the XPO board of directors, among other requirements. There can be no assurance that the planned spin-off will occur or, if it does occur, the terms or timing.