XPO expands the use of HVO fuels


XPO, a sustainable logistics solution provider, has deployed hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) and electric-powered vehicles within its 4PL and transport control tower operations fleet.

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 over 4,000 kgCO2e.

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.”

Expanding the uptake of emission solutions in the managed transport sector aligns with XPO’s broader decarbonisation strategy, which includes increasing the use of alternative fuels. At the same time, newer low- and zero-emission vehicles are entering the market.
Dan Myers, managing director for the UK and Ireland at XPO Logistics, added that it has been "hugely satisfying" to see the expansion of alternative fuels.