GREENWICH, Conn. — XPO Logistics’ XPO Connect digital freight marketplace has reached two growth milestones: more than 200,000 downloads of the Drive XPO mobile app and more than 65,000 carriers registered on the platform.
Those numbers represent a 100% increase in app downloads and a 63% increase in carrier registrations since January. The company entered the year with a cumulative 100,000 driver downloads and 40,000 registered carriers since the technology’s 2018 launch.
XPO cited three factors driving the technology’s sharp rise in carrier adoption this year:
- XPO Connect’s increasing traction as what it called the “technology of choice” for digital truck brokerage transactions. In the first half of September alone, approximately 12,000 drivers downloaded the Drive XPO app for access to the platform.
- XPO’s rapid response to the pandemic to keep supply chains moving. In April, the company deployed COVID-19 safety resources on XPO Connect, including a multilingual carrier dashboard that aggregates alerts issued by states, provinces, countries and infrastructure sources.
- XPO’s ongoing development of XPO Connect capabilities. Recently added features to the mobile app include a “Get Me Home” tool, which reduces a truck’s empty miles by locating loads on the driver’s way home. Another enhancement streamlines proof-of-delivery uploads for faster payment processing.
“The immediate access to capacity that XPO Connect brings to every transaction is really resonating with shippers and carriers,” said Drew Wilkerson, XPO’s president of North American transportation, in a release. “September has been another strong month for driver app downloads.”
XPO Connect is a proprietary technology of XPO Logistics. The platform provides virtual access to the company’s multimodal range of transportation services. The technology uses machine learning to analyze data histories and market conditions in seconds, becoming continually smarter at helping shippers and carriers buy and sell capacity.
Drivers can download the Drive XPO app at no charge from the iOS and Android stores.