September 12, 2017 10:30 AM, EDT

XPO Redoubling E-Commerce Efforts, Will Expand U.S. Network Through 2018

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XPO Logistics Inc. will double its last-mile warehouses to capitalize on the rapid growth of e-commerce in North America, the company announced Sept. 12.

The Greenwich, Conn., company, which ranks No. 1 on the Transport Topics Top 50 list of the largest logistics companies in North America, expects to have 85 distribution centers by the end of next year.

XPO assisted in nearly 13 million home and commercial deliveries last year, including installation and assembly of appliances, large electronics, furniture and other hard-to-handle items.

“We’re continuing to make significant investments in our facilities, technology, staffing and training to deliver world-class solutions for our customers. As the leading national last-mile network specializing in heavy goods, we’re uniquely positioned to provide a consistent consumer experience that protects retail brands. Now we’re making it even faster and more cost effective to transport goods direct to homes,” said Troy Cooper, chief operating officer of XPO Logistics.

XPO expects to open its next eight hubs in Birmingham, Ala., Buffalo, N.Y., Jacksonville, Fla., Long Island, N.Y., Tulsa, Okla., Los Angeles, Milwaukee and Washington, D.C.