Freight and logistics provider XPO has surpassed its goal of hiring at least 1,000 truck drivers in the UK and Ireland in 2022.
The company reached the milestone in November 2022 and has continued to recruit drivers for its transportation operations despite an industry-wide driver shortage. XPO is on track to onboard over 20% more UK drivers in 2022 than in 2021, increasing its workforce by hundreds of net new drivers. This aligns with the company’s goal of expanding its driver base while reducing the use of subcontract drivers. In addition, the company has invested in talent for information technology, distribution operations, administration, management, sales and service roles.
Lynn Brown, human resources director for XPO UK and Ireland, said, “It is critical that we support our drivers by understanding their needs. We offer competitive salary and benefits packages, hold forums to encourage driver feedback, and provide upskill training, all of which position XPO as an employer of choice in our sector. Our driver boot camps and apprenticeship scheme are examples of channels for driver development that leverage our scale. Individuals who have an interest in becoming licensed HGV drivers can train with us while they work in other roles. These schemes bolster our transport capacity available to customers while helping employees pursue a new career.”