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Cover Page - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Jul. 26, 2019
Cover page.    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2019  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 001-32172  
Entity Registrant Name XPO Logistics, Inc.  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Entity Tax Identification Number 03-0450326  
Entity Address, Address Line One Five American Lane  
Entity Address, City or Town Greenwich,  
Entity Address, State or Province CT  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 06831  
City Area Code 855  
Local Phone Number 976-6951  
Title of 12(b) Security Common stock, par value $0.001 per share  
Trading Symbol XPO  
Security Exchange Name NYSE  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Small Business Entity false  
Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   92,181,297
Amendment Flag false  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Entity Central Index Key 0001166003  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31