XPO expands use of HVO fuels and electric-powered vehicles


Logistics firm XPO has successfully deployed hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) and electric-powered vehicles within its 4PL and transport control tower operations.

HVO and electric-powered vehicle trials were initially implemented across test routes comprising nearly 3,000 miles in the UK and Ireland, with emissions reduced by more than 4,000 kgCO2e.

Designed to be used with the latest Euro-6 trucks, HVO is a fossil-free, drop-in, non-toxic biofuel, produced from vegetable oil or used cooking oil and which does not require any engine or fuelling infrastructure modifications to be carried out.

Manufacturers believe it can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90%.

Alternative fuels such as HVO can offer a practical way for operators to reduce emissions in their existing fleets as they plan their longer-term transition to EVs.

XPO Logistics provides end-to-end logistics solutions that combine full-truckload, less-than-truckload, pallet distribution, last-mile delivery, global freight forwarding, and warehousing services.

The company tailors its solutions to the specific needs of its customers in a wide range of industrial and consumer sectors.

Paul Hayes, XPO’s Director of Asset Light Solutions, said, “Sustainability is an important strategic pillar for all our customers, and together, we are exploring options to accelerate the supply chain’s decarbonisation. This unique deployment and implementation of alternative fuel technologies in our 4PL operation is a leap forward for our customers on their sustainability journey.”

Dan Myers, managing director – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics, said, “It is hugely satisfying to see the expansion of alternative fuels as we continue our journey as a leader in sustainability.”


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