Response from XPO Logistics
... XPO adheres to strict laws and regulations regarding the independent contractor model, and we ensure that independent businesses that choose to contract with us are free to contract with other companies and have the flexibility to accept or decline work, as desired... In all our facilities, XPO makes readily available a supply of PPE, including masks, gloves and hand sanitizer, free of charge to our employees, as well as to third-party businesses and visitors, upon request. If an independent contractor or their employees have not equipped themselves with adequate PPE per the law, they are free to use the PPE that XPO provides for third-parties and customers.
... We also have in place a required daily health status attestation for all individuals performing work at or visiting an XPO workplace, plus rigorous temperature monitoring, physical distancing and sanitization protocols... Any claim that XPO does not have in place or is not enforcing stringent health and safety protocols amid the global pandemic is false... Any independent contractor that desires to become a full time XPO employee and earn a competitive salary and full benefits is welcome to apply for any number of jobs currently available.