XPO Veteran Employees and Allies
Teamwork, Discipline and a Strong Work Ethic – Military Experience is Celebrated at XPO.
XPO supports military veterans and reservists – and believes that the skills you developed while in the service will help us succeed together. One of the core values learned is respect - a value XPO deems central to who we are.
We listen. We’re leaders in creating new markets, spotting unnoticed opportunities and discovering smart ways to tackle challenges. We pull together to reimagine how business gets done. Respect for each other’s individual strengths drives this collaboration.
Like in the service, every member of the team at XPO is important, regardless of role or level. Respect for all makes the team succeed.
Our commitment to veterans inclusion includes:
- Recruitment, promotion and retention
- Inclusive workplace policies
- Professional development for veterans and awareness training for those in the workplace on the benefits of military experience
- Discussion series connecting veterans, spouses and employees
It's those intense moments when the team is exhausted, trying to accomplish the mission under pressure, that we always look back on the most. I always tell the team during start up or a peak season at a site that when this is over, we will look back and miss the camaraderie and energy. Everyone looks at me like I am crazy at the time; then a couple months after, they all agree. – Erik Caldwell, Army
My military background has provided key perspectives to processes and protocol. Discipline is crucial in my industry, as is diversity. – Tamar Jimenez, Navy
My mission as a Senior Drill Sergeant was to take civilians and turn them into soldiers. Differences didn't matter. I didn't care where you came from or about your gender, age, race or anything else; everyone was part of the team, no matter what. – Thomas McMillan, Jr., Army
Veterans Day is all about memorializing those who came before me and fought alongside me – those that sacrificed not only their lives, but time with their families. – Tony Luna, Marines
Veterans Day means that we celebrate all of our past, present and future veterans' accomplishments, hard work, sacrifice, and dedication to our country. All of the freedoms we have today are because of the sacrifices they've made. – Katrina Hudson, Army
The military taught me a lot about being a team player, no matter the circumstances. That led to me being the team player I am today, and seeing eye to eye with all my coworkers. – Kevin Morton, Jr., Air Force
Military Appreciation Trucks
Press Release | May 12, 2021
This month, we proudly displayed our commitment to military veterans on the trucks in our transportation fleet. The colorful vinyl wraps were installed in honor of Military Appreciation Month and will remain in use all year.
Hiring Our Heroes
Hiring Our Heroes is a nonprofit, nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities. Through our partnership with HOH, accepted fellows receive on-the-job training from XPO’s employees for 12 weeks. While a job offer post-training isn’t mandatory, the intent is to hire transitioning service members to Team XPO!
Fill the Truck
Fill the Truck was founded six years ago by XPO truck driver and US Army veteran Donald Rolon. In Rockford, Illinois, annually, the local team has held a holiday drive for animal welfare. All donations go to local animal shelters and the non-profit Circle of Change, which trains companion dogs for military veterans with brain disorders. In 2019, Fill the Truck raised a record 40,000 pounds of pet food, accessories and cleaning supplies, as well as $2,200 in cash.
VIQTORY 2021 Military Friendly® Employers List
XPO is proud to receive a Bronze designation for 2021 from the Military Friendly® Company survey. This survey investigates and identifies the organizations whose commitment to serving the military and veteran community is comprehensive in scope and meaningful in terms of actual outcomes and impact. From hiring and career advancement to customer service and charitable investment, Military Friendly® Companies lead the way.
Let’s Move the World Forward.
We’re proud to be the fastest-growing company in our industry, providing cutting-edge supply chain solutions to successful businesses around the globe and creating career meaningful opportunities at a record pace. We do work that is challenging and rewarding.
At XPO, we have a diverse and inclusive work environment where you can grow and bring your authentic self to work every day. We want you to join us. We know that once you learn about XPO, you’ll be as excited about the career opportunities we offer as we are.
Dennis McCaffrey, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
I am looking forward to being an executive sponsor for our Military and Veteran Employees and allies to help drive greater employee engagement, sense of belonging and Esprit de Corp! Our Veterans have amazing experience with leadership, process and teamwork that can be shared as best practices to make our company even greater. By creating this group, we can encourage greater sharing as our diversity of thought is what makes XPO a leader in the industry!