XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of freight transportation services, has launched three new mega-truck routes in Spain connecting Bilbao with Valladolid and Madrid with Barcelona on a daily basis. The routes are integrated into XPO’s day and night less-than-truckload (LTL) distribution network with the specific aim of expanding service to companies in the omnichannel retail sector. XPO expects to launch a fourth mega-truck route this month between Vigo and Valencia.
Mega-trucks are 25.25 metres long and are capable of reducing carbon emissions by up to 20% per trip, compared with traditional trucks, by carrying 65% more cargo per trip.
XPO operates 25 mega-trucks in Spain to cover 15 routes that connect the main points of the company’s network of nearly 70 LTL sites. XPO has been a leader in LTL transport in Spain for more than a decade and currently moves around 5.1 million pallets a year.
Massimo Marsili, managing director – Southern Europe and Morocco, XPO Logistics, said: "Once again we are demonstrating our commitment to efficient and sustainable services to our customers by incorporating innovative transport solutions. These new mega-truck routes reinforce our leadership in the less-than-truckload market in Spain, and help our customers meet their sustainability goals.”
XPO has been a transport leader in the Iberian Peninsula for more than a decade, with an expansive LTL network that grew pallet volume by more than 10% in 2021 from the prior year. The company continues to expand its service offering, notably with last mile home delivery services for heavy and bulky goods, and nighttime LTL distribution to 5,500 delivery points in Spain.