“I’m beyond proud of the way our employees have stepped up to fulfill our responsibilities in serving communities around the globe. We’ll continue to prioritize the physical, mental and emotional well-being of every person on our team.”
-Brad Jacobs, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, XPO Logistics
December 14, 2020
XPO Assisting in Vaccine Distribution Effort
Distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is a massive operation for the logistics industry. XPO and many of its peers have risen to the occasion to ensure the vaccine arrives at points of use safely and on schedule. It’s all hands on deck for this once-in-a-generation undertaking.
With temperature-validated equipment and employees who are experts in life sciences and pharmaceutical logistics, XPO stands prepared to support the shipment of vaccines and related supplies. Some of the vaccines being developed must be stored and transported at strict, ultra-low temperatures, while others don't. In either case, XPO is ready.
Where the vaccine requires stringent temperature controls:
- We have temperature-validated, highly-secure trucks in our Expedite business, with tracking capabilities available through our XPO Connect platform.
- In our cold-storage distribution network, our technology helps vaccine distributors locate refrigerated trucks to transport the vaccine.
Where the vaccine doesn’t require cold storage:
- We can move or facilitate the movement of vaccines throughout our transportation network.
- We're able to efficiently store them in our supply chain distribution centers.
JULY 23, 2020
XPO Further Extends Pandemic Paid Sick Leave
XPO announced the further extension of Pandemic Paid Sick Leave through at least the end of August, with further extensions to be decided on a month-by-month basis. Benefits under the policy remain unchanged—full-time employees in the US are eligible for up to two weeks of 100%-paid sick leave on top of their standard PTO. Pandemic Paid Sick Leave can be utilized when an employee tests positive for COVID-19, when an employee or a member of the employee’s household is awaiting results of a doctor- or government-ordered COVID-19 test, or when an employee is under mandatory quarantine by XPO or a government or healthcare authority.
JULY 10, 2020
XPO Logistics Addresses Inaccuracies Raised by Small Number of ICs
XPO Logistics salutes independent contractors and thanks them for their support during this time. We do think it’s important to address some issues that have been raised by a small number of their peers. Please read the full statement below.
JUly 7, 2020
XPO Supply Chain Shares Pandemic Best Practices to Protect, Support Employees
XPO Logistics Supply Chain Americas & Asia Pacific has released a whitepaper to share the best practices we’ve developed during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep distribution center employees safe and supported. Titled “Essential Support for Essential Workers,” the whitepaper details our risk-mitigation process and on-site preventative measures. We hope it will aid other essential-services providers in keeping their employees, contractors, customers and vendors safe.
JUNE 10, 2020
XPO Extends Pandemic Paid Sick Leave
We’re extending our Pandemic Paid Sick Leave policy through the end of July, with further extensions to be decided on a month-by-month basis. Benefits under the policy remain unchanged—full-time employees in the US are eligible for up to two weeks of 100%-paid sick leave on top of their standard PTO. Pandemic Paid Sick Leave can be utilized when an employee or a member the employee’s household is awaiting results of a doctor- or government-ordered COVID-19 test, or when an employee is under mandatory quarantine.
MAY 21, 2020
XPO Works with NYC to Provide Logistics Support for US Epicenter
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak in New York City, the US epicenter of the pandemic, XPO has been coordinating with the New York City Emergency Management Department to provide logistics support and manage their emergency stockpile program. We’ve distributed medical cots and supplies to the pop-up hospital at the Javits Center, and delivered food supplies, medical products, blankets and other essential items across the city.
MAY 12, 2020
XPO Donates 90,000 Surgical Masks to Hospitals in Paris Area
With our sites worldwide now sufficiently stocked with PPE and sanitizers, XPO was able to donate 90,000 surgical masks to hospitals in and around Paris, France. The donation was made following a massive procurement effort focused on keeping our frontline employees safe. To date, we have distributed 800,000 disposable masks; 205,000 reusable masks; over 1.4 million disposable gloves, with another 1.5 million on order; and nearly 90,000 gallons of hand sanitizers. In the US alone, we have distributed 2,500 gallons of disinfecting solutions, with over 2.5 million square feet of space disinfected in compliance with CDC guidelines. We’ll continue to ensure our employees have the PPE they need to do their jobs as essential workers.
MAY 4, 2020
XPO Partners with UK Retailer to Donate Aid to Workers and Hospitals
XPO has partnered with Beauty Bay, an online beauty products retailer in the UK, to provide logistics support under a program benefitting the NHS charity, COVID-19 Urgent Appeal. Under the program, all profits from the sale of 16 essential products, including hand sanitizer, will be donated to the charity. XPO is assisting with the delivery of 43,000 self-care products to frontline NHS workers in the Greater Manchester area, and with the distribution of nearly $270,000 worth of self-care products to hospitals throughout the area.
may 1, 2020
Camaraderie, Creativity Mark Response to Pandemic
Maryclaire Hammond, senior vice president, human resources in our Supply Chain operation, has shared a rundown of the measures we’re taking to protect the health and safety of our frontline employees. Her update highlights the camaraderie and creativity spawned by the pandemic, and the role XPO is playing to deliver ventilators and other vital equipment to where the need is most critical.
Learn More (Audio courtesy of SiriusXM and Transport Topics)
APRIL 30, 2020
XPO Site in Pennsylvania Provides Inside Look at Safety Measures
Jim Testerman, site leader at our facility in Palmyra, Pa., observed World Safety Day with a walk-though of his building to show what he and his team are doing to keep employees safe during the pandemic. The tour spotlights measures being taken at our facilities worldwide, including resourceful approaches to maintaining social distancing, and strict handwashing and sanitizing protocols.
APRIL 22, 2020
Appreciation Pay Program Rolled Out for Frontline Workers in US and Canada
We’re rolling out an appreciation pay program for nearly 40,000 employees in the US and Canada whose responsibilities require them to work on the front lines during the COVID-19 crisis. The program aims to recognize the contributions of employees who don’t have the option of working from home due to the essential nature of our business. Hourly employees in our US and Canadian distribution centers will receive $2 per hour on top of their regular hourly rate, while salaried employees in these sites will receive weekly lump-sum payments ranging from $100 to $250, depending on position. Field employees working in our service centers within our LTL business unit will instead receive a one-time bonus of $500 for all full-time employees, and $250 for all part-time employees.
APRIL 20, 2020
Procurement of Supplies Ramped Up to Protect Frontline Employees
XPO’s corporate procurement team is continuing to secure bulk quantities of supplies to protect our frontline employees in the US. By the end of the month we will have distributed 500,000 disposable masks, 25,000 reusable masks, 25,000 one-gallon containers of hand sanitizer and 52,000 12-oz. bottles of hand sanitizer. These shipments supplement the sourcing performed locally by our locations across the country since the onset of the crisis. In addition, we have developed an enhanced cleaning schedule across all sites, with complete facility disinfectant activity surpassing 2.6 million square feet to date.
APRIL 15, 2020
Partnership with Ford Expedites PPE Shipments
XPO’s expedite team in Southfield, Michigan, is managing the transportation needs of Ford Motor Co.’s PPE program during the pandemic. The team is expediting hundreds of shipments of visors, N95 masks and gowns to hospitals, fire departments, police stations and assisted living centers across the US.
APRIL 10, 2020
Site Sanitization Process in Full Gear
Today we shared a comprehensive overview detailing the measures we’re taking to keep all our sites clean in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The overview, prepared by Jay Johnson, an XPO specialist in safety-related procurement, covers prevention, risk mitigation, and the deep-cleaning process itself.
APRIL 8, 2020
COVID-19 Dashboard Added to XPO Connect Platform
XPO Connect, our automated marketplace for shippers and carriers, now features a global COVID-19 dashboard. Located in the Analytics section of the platform and updated daily, the COVID-19 dashboard is designed to make this vital information, including alerts on state, country, and infrastructure status, easily accessible in one location.
APRIL 7, 2020
Updated Mask Guidance Released
In accordance with updated guidance from the CDC, we are encouraging employees to make their own face coverings as an interim measure until the supply of masks catches up with demand. Many of the thousands of masks we’ve ordered have already been delivered to our sites, and we will continue deliveries as they arrive. In the meantime, sites are being provided with print and digital posters explaining the guidance, along with pointers to how-to guides for making cloth face coverings.
april 6, 2020
Corporate Update Highlights Focus on Safety
We released a comprehensive document detailing the extensive measures the company is taking to support and protect our global workforce as we maintain continuity of vital services, to include transporting medical supplies, food, and household staples.
MARCH 27, 2020
‘No Contact’ Delivery Policy in Place
Our LTL and Last Mile businesses have instituted a strict ‘no contact’ policy when making deliveries, with the exception of large household appliances. Since appliances are considered essential goods, we continue to offer delivery and installation services. In all other cases, our drivers now maintain a safe distance from customers when delivering freight, or they leave deliveries at the front door, in a garage or an alternate location. We’re also using digital verification with photographs as proof of delivery, which we send to customers instead of asking them to sign delivery receipt forms that could lead to transmission of the virus.
MARCH 24, 2020
Pandemic Paid Sick Leave
We’re providing up to two weeks of 100%-paid sick leave (up to 10 days or 80 hours) per full-time employee. Pandemic Paid Sick Leave is retroactive to March 1, 2020, and will be in effect until May 15, 2020. These paid sick days are in addition to our standard paid time off (PTO) policy, which is provided to employees to use when they’re ill, taking a vacation or need to be away from work.
MARCH 23, 2020
How We’re Responding to COVID-19
A message to our employees, customers and communities: As COVID-19 continues to spread, we’re taking necessary precautions to protect our employees and serve our customers. XPO plays a critical role in addressing this crisis by delivering food, medical devices and supplies, technology and more that families, communities, hospitals and businesses depend on.
Leadership | Jay Johnson, Senior Director, Sourcing – Health and Safety | April 10, 2020
Leadership | Brad Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer | April 9, 2020
Press Release | Greenwich, Conn. | April 6, 2020
Resources | March 24, 2020
Resources | March 23, 2020
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Health posters made available by XPO to help keep you safe
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XPO’s business continuity plan