XPO, a leading provider of freight transportation services, has surpassed its goal of hiring at least 1,000 truck drivers in the UK and Ireland in 2022. The company achieved the milestone in early November and has continued to welcome new drivers to its transport operations despite an industry-wide driver shortage.
XPO is on track to onboard over 20% more UK drivers this year than in 2021, increasing its workforce by hundreds of net new drivers. This aligns with the company’s goal of expanding its driver base while reducing the use of subcontract drivers. In addition, the company is continuing to invest in talent for information technology, distribution operations, administration, management, and sales and service roles.
Lynn Brown, XPO’s human resources director – UK and Ireland, said, “It is critical that we support our drivers by understanding their needs. We offer competitive salary and benefits packages, hold forums to encourage driver feedback, and provide upskill training, all of which position XPO as an employer of choice in our sector.”
She continued, “Our driver boot camps and apprenticeship scheme are examples of channels for driver development that leverage our scale. Individuals who have an interest in becoming licensed HGV drivers can train with us while they work in other roles. These schemes bolster our transport capacity available to customers while helping employees pursue a new career.”
XPO is a leading innovator of transport services in Europe, including technology-enabled truckload, less-than-truckload, truck brokerage, managed transport, last mile and freight forwarding. The company tailors its solutions to customer-specific needs across a range of consumer, trade and industrial sectors and world-class events.