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    -0.2%
  • NTI.USA
    2.800
    0.000
    0%
  • NTID.USA
    2.760
    -0.100
    -3.5%
  • NTIDL.USA
    1.940
    -0.100
    -4.9%
  • OTRI.USA
    6.190
    0.010
    0.2%
  • OTVI.USA
    12,391.500
    -166.900
    -1.3%
  • DTS.USA
    5.320
    -0.013
    -0.2%
  • NTI.USA
    2.800
    0.000
    0%
  • NTID.USA
    2.760
    -0.100
    -3.5%
  • NTIDL.USA
    1.940
    -0.100
    -4.9%
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    6.190
    0.010
    0.2%
  • OTVI.USA
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Layoffs and BankruptciesNewsTrucking

XPO shuttering Texas distribution center, laying off 29 employees

Action comes after customer did not extend contract with logistics provider

XPO Logistics Inc. announced it will be closing a distribution center in San Antonio, after one of its customers did not renew a contract.

The permanent closure of XPO’s facility at 6707 Interstate 10 East will result in 29 employees being laid off, according to a notice filed with the Texas Workforce Commission Monday.

“XPO anticipates that the termination of employment at the facility will occur during a 14-day period beginning Aug. 2, which will result in the termination of all 29 remaining regular, full-time, hourly and salaried XPO employees and all contingent workers,” the letter said. “However, there may be opportunities for many of the XPO employees to transfer to another XPO location in the area.”

XPO Logistics is based in Greenwich, Connecticut. It is one of the 10 largest providers of transportation and logistics services in the world, with a global warehouse network of 744 locations and 40,000 employees, providing truck capacity for about 50,000 shippers.

XPO has five other locations in the San Antonio area, according to its website. Last year, XPO closed two distribution centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, laying off 357 people.

XPO Logistics recently completed its spinoff of GXO Logistics, creating two independent public companies.

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2 Comments

  1. I would for a local light distributor and XPO is my far one of my top three least favorite trucking companies… there deliveries are rarely ever on time and more often than not have damages. Very sad that they are so behind right and charging more than ever for deliveries and yet they are shutting down a location and laying off drivers. Sad

  2. I had a quote to pick up a pallet in Harlan, Iowa on a Wednesday and deliver it to Concord, NC on Friday!!! They did not pick up pallet on Wednesday so I knew it would not get delivered by Friday!!! They picked it up on Thursday and ended up delivering it the following Friday!!! Seven days after scheduled delivery date!!! Requested a call from XPO about this and no phone call back!!! Sent an email to the CEO of the company, no response back!!! Unacceptable!!!

Noi Mahoney

Noi Mahoney is a Texas-based journalist who covers cross-border trade, logistics and supply chains for FreightWaves. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in English in 1998. Mahoney has more than 20 years experience as a journalist, working for newspapers in Florida, Maryland and Texas. Contact nmahoney@freightwaves.com