LYON, FRANCE – July 19, 2018 – XPO Logistics, a top ten global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has 55 experienced drivers traveling with the Tour de France, playing a crucial role in bringing logistics support to the event. By the time this year’s champion crosses the finish line, XPO trucks will have carried 360 tons of material over 3,350 kilometres.
The drivers for the Tour are selected by XPO specialists in transport events based on the criteria of engagement, safety and team spirit. Some have been supporting the Tour de France for decades, with one driver – René Pioche – receiving official recognition from Tour organiser A.S.O. to celebrate his 20th year.
Luis Gomez, managing director–transport, XPO Logistics Europe, said, “Our success in moving the Tour de France relies on our drivers’ professionalism, passion and commitment. They are behind-the-scenes heroes, delivering for 23 straight days of our own ‘time trials’ – helping to create an unforgettable experience.”
See video of XPO’s transport team in action for the Tour de France on YouTube.
About XPO Logistics, Inc. and XPO Logistics Europe SA
XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a top ten global logistics provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. The company operates as a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets in 34 countries, with over 89,000 employees and 1,431 locations. XPO uses its network to help more than 50,000 customers manage their goods more efficiently throughout their supply chains. The company has two reporting segments: transportation and logistics, and within these segments, its business is well diversified by geographies, verticals and types of service.
XPO's corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Conn., USA, and its European headquarters is in Lyon, France. The company conducts the majority of its European operations through its subsidiary, XPO Logistics Europe SA, in which it holds an 86.25% controlling interest. The remaining stock is traded as XPO on Euronext Paris - Isin FR0000052870. www.xpo.com
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