XPO Marks Earth Day With Carbon Offsets Program

XPO Logistics truck
XPO Logistics

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XPO Logistics Inc. introduced a carbon-offset shipping option for customers of its truck brokerage business in North America, the company announced April 22.

The XPO Ship Net-Zero program gives shippers a way to negate the carbon footprint of their freight by purchasing carbon offset credits for the sustainability project of their choice. The program was launched on Earth Day, which is an annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

“We developed our Ship Net-Zero program to make a climate-positive impact today, while the transportation industry transitions to hybrid and zero-emission heavy vehicles over time,” Drew Wilkerson, president of North American transportation at XPO, said. “Ship Net-Zero gives our brokerage customers a meaningful, documented way to offset the emissions of their shipping activities. Carbon investing can reduce the carbon footprint of freight movements to zero by funding sustainability projects that align with personal values or corporate goals.”

XPO said that its truck brokerage services are asset-light and managed on its XPO Connect digital platform. The technology uses data science to source capacity from a pool of more than a million trucks, capturing the carbon impact data at the time a load is tendered. The Ship Net-Zero program works by automatically tracking carbon offsets to emissions calculations for customers. Recipients of the carbon offsets range from global to community-based projects, giving shippers the flexibility to apply their carbon credits to a sustainability project.

XPO Logistics ranks No. 6 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest logistics companies in North America and No. 3 on the TT Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers. — Transport Topics

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