XPO Logistics Company-Sponsored CDL Training Program

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Getting Started With XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics Trucking company training

XPO has been around since 2000, mostly as a logistics provider. They recently expanded their operation to make them one of the biggest truckload carriers in the country. XPO operates in 34 countries, employing more than 88,000 people. Among other awards, Home Depot in 2015 named XPO mid-size truckload carrier of the year, and Whirlpool Corporation named XPO intermodal and LTL carrier of the year.

XPO Logistics Company Overview

The Transportation segment consists of its truck brokerage, intermodal, last mile, expedited transportation and freight forwarding businesses. XPO recently acquired and assimilated Con-Way Freight, giving it actual ownership of physical, asset-based trucking operation.

XPO Logistics Terminal Locations

XPO Logistics terminal locations
  • West Memphis, AR
  • Joplin, MO
  • Dallas, TX
  • Laredo, TX
  • Taylor, MI

XPO Logistics Company Driver Requirements

  • 21 years of age or older, with a Class A commercial driver’s license permit.
  • Live in the XPO Logistics hiring area (area excludes Idaho, Maine, Oregon, Washington, southern Florida, western Montana, western Wyoming and the northern parts of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin).
  • Right to work and live in the United States and willingness to travel throughout all 48 contiguous states.
  • Ability to meet work attendance and availability requirements and meet all applicable legal and DOT regulations to drive a commercial truck in the United States and Canada.
  • Ability to pass all applicable XPO Logistics certification class testing and requirements.
  • Ability to pass drug screening (both hair follicle and urine analysis).
  • With regard to preventable motor vehicle accidents, moving violations, employment history, and criminal history, XPO reserves the right to judge each applicant on an individual basis.
  • Additional qualification requirements may exist; please contact the Recruiting department for complete information.

XPO Logistics Hiring Area And School Locations

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Where do you hire from and what are your no-hire zones?

XPO Logistics hires nationwide, EXCEPT from: Idaho, Maine, Oregon, Washington, southern Florida, western Montana, western Wyoming and the northern parts of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin

Where are your schools located?

XPO's CDL training takes place in the Joplin, MO area.

XPO Logistics Company Advantages

XPO Logistics Trucking Company Advantages
  • Accredited 160-hour program, great tuition reimbursement program.
  • Class sizes are small. Drivers to truck ratio is small. Graduation rate is high.
  • While going to school, 3 meals a day and housing are free.
  • Average first year wages are between 38k and 41k per year.
  • Drivers will see many wage increases during their first year as a driver.
  • After completion of the first year contract, drivers have the opportunity to advance within the company.

TruckingTruth's View On XPO Logistics So Far

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XPO hires from across the country, with a few exceptions, and their hiring requirements are pretty standard. They do all of their CDL schooling in the Joplin, MO area.

XPO's program is also unique in that 3 meals per day are provided the entire time you are in school.

Be advised that they do hair-follicle testing as well as urinalysis (very soon, all companies will be doing it, anyways).

Items To Bring To XPO Logistics CDL Training

  • Two forms of ID: Class A CDL and any of the following: Social Security Card, Medical card, Birth Certificate (needed to obtain Missouri Class A).
  • Copies of social security cards and birth certificates for any dependents going on your medical insurance.
  • Resident alien card, green card or work permit, if applicable.
  • Copy of marriage certificate if spouse is signing up for medical insurance.
  • Voided check with routing number for direct deposit authorization.
  • XL Twin Bedding (sheets, sleeping bag/blanket and pillow).
  • Appropriate footwear: closed toe shoes with solid rubber soles.
  • 7 to 10 Days of clothing for all climates and temperature changes. Pack layers.
  • DD Form 214 (military), if applicable.
  • Towel(s).
  • Money ($15 for a refundable taxi ride, about 10 meals during transition, personal items).

Items To Bring To XPO Logistics Training

Do I need to get my CDL permit before attending school?

Yes, applicants must have a restriction-free Class A CDL permit issued in their home state prior to attending school.

Do I need a US Passport?

Passport is not required, but desirable. Optional loads go into Canada.

Which CDL endorsements are required or encouraged?

Drivers must obtain their Hazmat endorsement within 120 days of hire. Expenses are fully refundable with submission of receipts. Tanker endorsement is recommended.

TruckingTruth's View On XPO Logistics Requirements

We always recommend getting a passport, even if it's not a requirement. Being able to get in and out of Canada will open up more opportunities for you, now and in the future. The same applies to endorsements. Get them all and be done with it.

Cost Structure Of XPO Logistics CDL Training

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What is the cost structure of the schooling?

The school is completely free.

What are all of the up-front costs?

Student will be responsible for obtaining their DOT physical and Class A Permit in their home state prior to attending school.

Will my meals be paid for?

Students receive 3 free meals a day while they are attending school.

Will my room be paid for?

Students will have double occupancy housing provided free of cost.

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