Truck Brokerage

Truck Brokerage

XPO’s technology is a standout in 3PL transportation, connecting shippers to the best capacity for each load.

Full truckload

Our full truckload service is unlike any other brokerage service in North America. Our advances in digital freight management are at the forefront of the industry, matching loads to carriers for rapid, automated freight movements, and our brokerage experts stand behind our service. They understand the business inside and out, and will work with you to make sure you’re satisfied.

XPO’s huge FTL network is a reliable source of quality drivers and equipment: approximately 1 million trucks accessed through 81,000 vetted carriers. We have rigorous processes in place to monitor carrier safety ratings, insurance qualifications and operating authorities, and our rating engine produces electronic scorecards that inform the selection process.

Massive capacity

Huge truckload capacity – Over 81,000 carriers, including 3,800 core carrier operators


Multimodal capacity – Independent contractors for LTL, drayage, last mile and expedite


Cross-border freight – US shipping in and out of Mexico and Canada, with point-of-discharge options and warehousing


Intelligent algorithms – Best carrier match sourced by technology, based on load characteristics


Strict carrier standards – Electronic carrier scoring for safety ratings, insurances and operating authorities


Business insights – Access to actionable data about lanes, pricing and market conditions


Many truckload shippers want the flexibility of a brokered LTL option without the hassle of multiple partners. We’ve responded by expanding our base of regional and national LTL carriers and streamlining these transactions on XPO Connect™, our digital platform. This provides a birds-eye view of the trucking market and gives our customers access to creative solutions in managing their transportation needs.

In addition, our LTL transactional process is more responsive to changes in your supply chain. We take a partnership approach that considers your transportation patterns and seasonality. For example, we can arrange specific solutions for occasional LTL requirements, tailored to your type of cargo and routes. Then, if your needs evolve, we can discuss the benefits of a contractual agreement.

LTL Highlights

  • Comprehensive support with a single point of contact
  • Access to market rates, with ability to set negotiated pricing
  • Self-service quoting and booking with top-tier carriers
  • Flexibility to adjust solutions based on activity analysis
  • Digitally managed freight audit and pay process
  • Rapid event management and exception resolution
  • Self-service tools for claims filing, tracking and reporting
  • KPI reports customized with business-specific metrics

More Modes, One Source

Our brokerage team can tailor a solution across multiple modes for your supply chain. You’ll have continuity and visibility of service, enabled by our technology:


Full truckload – Dry vans, refrigerated trucks, flatbeds, drop decks and oversized


Less-than-truckload – Standard, volume, expedite, guaranteed and refrigerated


Intermodal – Container flat cars, trailer flat cars, drayage, transloading and piggyback


Expedite – Cargo vans, sprinters, straight trucks, tractor-trailers and lift gates, with options for pallet jacks and inside deliveries


Ground-air expedite – Air charter combined with ground expedite for door-to-door delivery


Heavy haul – Dropdecks, double drops, oversized/overweight, permitted and specialized


Flex Fleet – Network of drop trailers to use at your facility. Fill and ship when you want. 

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XPO employees working on computer

Powerful Digital Capabilities

XPO technology gives our customers a major edge in managing their supply chains. Our investments in intelligent automation drive efficiencies through machine learning, and we have a high level of integration with shipper TMS systems, from EDIs to APIs. At the core of our transportation ecosystem is XPO Connect™, a cloud-based digital freight marketplace that excels at visibility and control.


XPO Connect™ is easy to use – shippers and carriers simply log on to post, negotiate, assign and track loads. Truck drivers use our Drive XPO™ app to bid on loads filtered by geography, equipment and price. The entire platform is powered by self-learning algorithms that provide real-time spot market pricing and contract rates, becoming continually smarter at sourcing capacity.


The powerful engine underlying XPO Connect™ is Freight Optimizer, our proprietary transportation management system. Freight Optimizer is always at work behind the scenes, turning torrents of data into insights for shippers and helping carriers decrease empty miles.


  • One cohesive marketplace for multiple modes
  • Approximately 81,000 registered carriers and growing fast
  • Insights into available capacity, with actionable data
  • Negotiations in real time, including virtual counteroffers
  • Freight Optimizer and Drive XPO™ app integrations for brokerage
  • EDI, API and web integrations with external supply chain systems