US-based company, XPO Logistics, has invested in purchasing 10 additional mega-trucks and 280 semi-trailers in Spain.
This transaction strengthens XPO Logistics’ eco-friendly fleet capacity.
Mega-trucks, according to XPO Logistics, have the potential to reduce carbon emissions by up to 20 per cent compared with traditional trucks as each 25.25-metre vehicle can transport 65 per cent more freight per trip.
The logistics company will use its 25 mega-trucks to cover routes in its Less-Than-Truckload (TL) network, expanding service between Valencia and Malaga, Barcelona and Madrid and Seville and Granada.
XPO Logistics claims to be a leader in Spain’s LTL pallet transportation in Spain with more than five million pallets delivered in 2019.
The new semi-trailers will reportedly be used for full truckload and LTL service across the Iberian Peninsula and Morocco. Each 13.6-metre unit has the capacity to transport up to 25 tonnes of freight using best-in-class transport technology for safety and efficiency. The expansion increases the company’s semi-trailer fleet to approximately 2,400 units.
“We’re proud to be a green transport leader in Spain, where our commitment to reduce emissions serves our customers and helps to protect the planet,” said XPO Logistics Managing Director Transport Iberia, Massimo Marsili.
“Our fleet investments integrate the latest innovations into our operations, allowing us to grow the business while delighting our customers and contributing to a greener future for freight transport,” he said.
Meanwhile, in North America, XPO Logistics named a new leader for its last mile operations.