XPO celebrates 30th anniversary of its U.S. trailer manufacturing facility in Searcy, Arkansas

XPO celebrates 30th anniversary of its U.S. trailer manufacturing facility 

April 8, 2024
The XPO plant in Searcy, Arkansas, employs more than 300 people and is among the area’s largest employers.

XPO is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its in-house trailer manufacturing facility in Searcy, Arkansas. XPO is the only freight transportation company in the US to manufacture its own trailers. The factory’s team has produced nearly 90,000 trailers since 1994.  

XPO’s plant in Searcy employs more than 300 people and is among the area’s largest employers. The factory produces custom-designed trailers that feature the company's proprietary SafeStack system for safe freight handling and transportation. The facility also enables the company to adjust production quickly to meet the specific needs of shippers. Moreover, the Searcy factory is one of the nation's most active recycling centers for used trailers, recycling 86% of trailer materials to reduce landfill waste. 

“As the only freight transportation company to manufacture its own trailers, we are uniquely positioned to provide customers with both the capacity and reliable, world-class service to meet the rising demand for LTL shipping,” said Mario Harik, CEO of XPO. “Our in-house manufacturing facility enables us to maintain our trailer fleet at a lower cost while quickly adapting to our customers' changing needs. We are proud of our talented team in Searcy for the great work they’re doing to support the growth of our fleet and the delivery of exceptional service for customers.”

See also: XPO cranks up capex to capitalize on Yellow opportunity

XPO has increased manufacturing capacity in Searcy over the past few years to meet the growing demand for its freight transportation services. The plant produced more than 6,400 trailers in 2023, exceeding the company’s target and more than doubling the factory’s output in 2021.


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