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Still XPO: Transportation company to retain name after logistics spinoff

`XPO Logistics’ name will stay with the transport firm once the logistics business becomes a separate entity.

XPO Logistics Inc. (NYSE:XPO) will maintain the current name for the transportation company after XPO spins off its logistics business into a separate, publicly traded entity in the second half of the year, the company said.

The action, which wasn’t publicly announced, is considered pro forma because following a spinoff, the remaining entity, which in XPO’s case is the transportation company, typically retains the existing name. The name of the logistics company, GXO Logistics, Inc., was introduced earlier this month.

When the spinoff was announced in December, each business was given a place-holder name. The transport entity was labeled XPORemainCo, and the newly created company, composed of XPO’s North American and European logistics units, was called NewCo. Though XPO said at the time that it would assign permanent names to the companies, the use of XPORemain created some confusion as to whether the transport entity would retain its original name, according to someone familiar with the matter.

XPO Chairman and CEO Brad Jacobs will be chairman of both companies. Troy Cooper, XPO’s current president, will hold the same position with the transport entity. Malcolm Wilson, the current CEO of the company’s European operation, has been tapped to run the newly created logistics company.

In a related development, XPO has named Sandeep Sakharkar as GXO’s chief information officer. Sakharkar, currently XPO’s senior vice president-logistics technology, will lead GXO’s global systems development when the segment’s technology organization transitions to the new company, XPO said.

Mario Harik, who is XPO’s CIO and the architect of the company IT network so instrumental in the company’s success since its founding in 2011, will stay with XPO Logistics following the spinoff.

Mark Solomon

Formerly the Executive Editor at DC Velocity, Mark Solomon joined FreightWaves as Managing Editor of Freight Markets. Solomon began his journalistic career in 1982 at Traffic World magazine, ran his own public relations firm (Media Based Solutions) from 1994 to 2008, and has been at DC Velocity since then. Over the course of his career, Solomon has covered nearly the whole gamut of the transportation and logistics industry, including trucking, railroads, maritime, 3PLs, and regulatory issues. Solomon witnessed and narrated the rise of Amazon and XPO Logistics and the shift of the U.S. Postal Service from a mail-focused service to parcel, as well as the exponential, e-commerce-driven growth of warehouse square footage and omnichannel fulfillment.

4 Comments

    1. Hey there Anonymous employee. I just recently left for the same reason. Horrible corporate identity and the location managers just slide along…

    1. I agree with the X employee. Here is my story.
      Thank you.
      Gary Mulder

      June 10th, 2020

      To Whom It May Concern,

      My name is Holly Wilson.
      Enclosed you will find a letter that was sent to XPO Logistics concerning termination of my boyfriend, Gary Mulder.
      Gary is 63 years old and has PPD (Permanent Partial Disability) in his ankle (40%), knee (7%), and back (5%). Finding a job and starting over at his age with his disabilities will be very, very difficult. He has virtually nothing to retire on.
      What XPO did to Gary was dead wrong and Gary and I are looking for help.
      Both of us are unemployed and cannot afford an attorney to fight XPO.
      If you can help or know of anyone who can, PLEASE let us know.

      Thank you.

      You can reach me at:
      Holly Wilson
      1717 Chapman Ave
      N Fond du Lac WI 54937
      414-882-1503
      Runner1062@sbcglobal.net
      Sincerely,
      Holly Wilson.

      June 10th, 2020

      To Whom It May Concern,

      Hello,
      My name is Holly Wilson.
      I am writing this letter concerning my boyfriend, Gary Mulder.

      In June of 1986 Gary was hired as a truck driver for XPO Logistics (formerly Con-Way Freight/Conway Central Express. He worked part time until May of 1987 when he was put on full time.
      During that time period he came in on his own time to put up a flag pole, install curtain rod holders in the front office, swept the dock on numerous occasions, and misc other chores that need to be done.
      He was even told by his Service Center Manager (Richard Braatz) that the dock was so clean he could eat off of it. Mr. Braatz told the Regional Manager that Gary gave him an honest day’s work.

      However in 1995 things changed. Gary broke a bone in his ankle at work and everything went down hill from there. The ankle has needed 4 surgeries and has lead to a knee surgery and back surgery because of the way he was walking. He walks with a limp.

      When he broke his ankle he wasn’t even given the emergency care needed to get him to the hospital, He was married at the time and had to call his wife to come from her job to get him to the hospital. This has happened 2 more times when he needed emergency care because of his ankle. The last 2 times it happened he had to make more pickups before the dispatcher would even allow him to come back to the service center and then he had to get himself to the hospital.

      Since he was injured the company mail stopped coming and the harassment by coworkers about the way he was walking started and has continued to his final day of employment.
      He was even told to keep his hand out of the doughnut box and never received any service or safety awards.

      For the last 10 years he has not received anything from T Rowe Price concerning his 401K.
      T Rowe Price sent him a letter in Aug of 2018 stating that XPO said he was delinquent on a loan he took from his 401K to pay for medical bills that XPO refuses to pay for.
      How can Gary be delinquent on a loan that comes out of his paycheck every week?

      For the last 6 years Gary has not received any enrollment information regarding his health insurance. He has always been unsure about what he had for coverage.
      He has not received any EOB’s from Cigna for 2017 and 2019 and is also waiting for EOB’s from Anthem for this year.
      He never did get a medical card from Anthem for 2020.

      Last year Gary filed a complaint with the State of Wisconsin against XPO for harassment.
      When that complaint went to hearing, the Service Center Manager (John Topzewski retired) lied under oath. He said Gary was bumped into a table by Tim Brockway, who has tried to injure Gary with a forklift in the past, when in fact witness Kevin Genske stated that Tim Brockway put both hands on Gary’s back and shoved him over the table.

      Dispatcher Jeff Virlee admitted at the hearing that he questioned no else about taking a different route. Yet Gary was expected to drive a different route to the same customer and get it done in a time that was physically impossible to do.
      The case was dismissed because of no probable cause. Gary and I have no idea what that even means.

      Gary was accused of not signing out his hand held computer by both Teri Gallagan (Customer Service Rep) and John Topzewski.
      John Topzewski even went as far as humiliating him in front of coworkers on the loading dock about this.
      Come to find out the computer was not recognizing Gary when he signed out the hand held computer per Jeremy Fisher who works on the computers at
      Fond du Lac and is the AM Freight Inspector.
      And just a few weeks before Gary was terminated Teri Gallagan referred to Gary as door knob to his face and in front of coworkers.

      On May 7th, 2020 Gary had to deal with a customer who wanted him to send an email from his truck to the customer because of Covid 19. Gary explained this was not possible and the customer became irate and was cussing Gary out. Gary did everything possible to diffuse the situation and reported it to his supervisor.
      On Friday, May 8th, 2020 Gary was called into the office and had to write down what had happened the day before in front of Bonnie Ahrens (HR) and John Benson (Service Center Manager).
      Bonnie wanted to know about a gun and said there was surveillance.

      Gary has a concealed carry permit BUT has never carried his firearm on the job. It is against company policy. He never mentioned the word gun with the customer. Gary was never shown any surveillance.
      Gary had to turn in his badge and keys. He was put out of service and walked to the gate by John Benson.

      On Wednesday May 13th Bonnie Ahrens, John Benson, and Dan Fraid (Regional HR) had a phone call with Gary and Gary was terminated.
      All Gary was told was it was a conduct problem.
      Gary wanted to know what he did wrong and was told he could appeal and ask questions at his appeal.

      The appeal was a week later on May 20th, 2020.
      Gary was NOT allowed to ask questions at the appeal and now a sexual harassment complaint was dumped in his lap. He was never told when it happened, where it happened, who he harassed, or what was said.

      I have known Gary for over a year and he would never sexually harass anyone.
      He is a fine Christian man with a heart for God.
      I have enclosed a GM PHOTO card so you can see what Gary does in his spare time. He wants others to know God like he does.

      Needless to say the appeal was overturned and Gary was terminated.
      It has been 4 weeks since Gary was terminated and he has not received his PTO time, and info regarding his pension or 401K.

      I could go on with more of what Gary had to tolerate during his employment but I think I made it pretty clear.
      The conduct problem isn’t with Gary, it is with XPO and how Gary was treated.
      When Gary was walked to the gate by John Benson on May 8th, Gary asked John his opinion and John said “You were just doing your job.”

      Gary was terminated for doing his job?

      The past few weeks people have demonstrated against the death of George Floyd by a police officer.
      The officer who killed Mr. Floyd held his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.
      XPO, you did not put your knee on Gary’s neck but for the last 25 years you did destroy his family, took away his self-esteem, ruined him financially, and walked all over him like he was a worthless piece of dirt.
      YOU RIPPED HIS HEART OUT!
      Shame on you.

      All he ever tried to do for the last 34 years was give you an honest day’s work and he was terminated for doing his job.

      If you would like to respond, and I hope you do, you can reach me at:
      Holly Wilson
      1717 Chapman Ave
      N Fond du Lac WI 54937

      Sincerely,

      Holly Wilson

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