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UP names Pinnacle Award winners for chemical transportation safety
Union Pacific Railroad on April 28, 2016 recognized 65 companies with its distinguished Pinnacle Award for their commitment to safely transport chemical products. The annual award honors UP customers for…
Union Pacific Foundation issues grants in 22 states
The Union Pacific Foundation announced on April 26, 2016 that it is assisting nonprofits in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New…
Freedom Railcar Solutions expands services to Gulf Coast
Mobile railcar repair company Freedom Railcar Solutions, LLC on April 20, 2016 announced that it has reached an agreement in principle with USA Rail Terminals, LLC to establish a mobile…
UP: Solid OR offsets volume decline
Union Pacific on April 21, 2016 reported 2016 first-quarter net income of nearly $1 billion, or $1.16 per diluted share, compared to about $1.2 billion, or $1.30 per diluted share,…
AAR names environmental award recipients
The Association of American Railroads on April 12, 2016 presented Michael Hoey, a CSX Transportation civil engineer from Philadelphia, Pa., the 2016 John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award. U.S. Senator…
UP elects Lute to Board of Directors
Union Pacific Corporation on April 5, 2016 announced that Jane H. Lute has been elected to the company's Board of Directors, effective immediately.
UP’s Denver Service Unit improves employee, public safety in 2015
Union Pacific Railroad's Denver Service Unit, which includes about 1,700 miles of track across Colorado and parts of Wyoming, Utah and Kansas, improved community and employee safety in 2015, UP…
UP’s Council Bluffs Unit improves employee safety in 2015
Union Pacific Railroad's Council Bluffs Service Unit, which includes about 600 miles of track across Iowa and eastern Nebraska, improved employee safety in 2015 and recorded the group's best-ever annual…
UP ranked second on Military Times’ Best for Vets List
Union Pacific Railroad jumped to the No. 2 spot on Military Times' Best for Vets: Employers 2016 rankings, up from No. 11 the previous year, the railroad reported March 24,…
Decher named President of ShipCarsNow, Inc.
Union Pacific recently named Peter Decher President of ShipCarsNow, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Class I railroad. Decher succeeds Martin Coalson who retired after a 37-year UP career.
Nevada benefits from faster UP trains
Recent track upgrades “meeting or exceeding all applicable Federal Railroad Administration standards” will allow Union Pacific to increase train speed from 40 mph to 60 mph on approximately 7.5 miles…
UP: Safest U.S. railroad in 2015
Union Pacific (UP) employees set an all-time reportable personal injury rate record in 2015, improving 11% from 2014 to 0.87, making UP the safest Class I railroad in the United…
Rail Insights, presented by Railway Age
June 7 & 8, 2016 | Allegro Chicago Hotel | Chicago, IL Explore the Challenges, Issues, and Trends Affecting the North American Rail Market Don't Miss Railway Age's…
UP trims capital spending, launches grade crossing evaluation program
Union Pacific on Feb. 5, 2016 announced a 2016 capital plan of approximately $3.75 billion, about $550 million lower than 2015. The plan includes $375 million for Positive Train Control.…
Volume declines impact UP financials
Like all North American railroads, Union Pacific has been experiencing volume declines. As a result, the railroad’s financial performance has suffered, for both fourth-quarter and full-year 2015, as UP reported…
UP: We don’t need another merger. CP: Really?
In remarks at the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers annual meeting on Jan. 13, 2015, Lance M. Fritz, President and CEO of Union Pacific, while declining to comment specifically on…
UP supervisor honored with Patriot Award
California Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office (DoD), announced Jan. 4, 2016 that Tracy A. Butler, a supervisor at Union Pacific Railroad (UP)…
Top rail execs to provide industry insights at MARS Winter Meeting
Top executives from three Class I railroads will be speaking at the 246th meeting of the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) on Jan. 13–14, 2016, which will be held…
Rail Insights - Conference Agenda
June 7 & 8, 2016 | Allegro Chicago Hotel | Chicago, IL Conference Agenda Tuesday, June 7 8:00 RegistrationContinental Breakfast | Sponsored by Northeast Logistics Systems, LLC …
Diesel drop drives down UP quarterly operating ratio
Buffeted by decreases in operating income and revenue and business volumes compared to the prior-year quarter, Union Pacific still managed to post an all-time quarterly record operating ratio of 60.3%…
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