Tag: Union Pacific Railroad

Union Pacific Safety-Risk Rule at Issue in Worker’s Bias Appeal

Atricle posted by news.bloomberglaw.com Union Pacific Railroad Co.’s broad ban on hiring job seekers it believes present a greater than 1% chance of becoming suddenly incapacitated at work violates federal disability bias law because it doesn’t assess their individual circumstances, a group of rights advocates told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Such […]

UP moved record number of wind trains, high-wide loads in 2020

By progressiverailroading.com Union Pacific Railroad in 2020 moved 404 total wind trains, a record high at more than one per day. Last year’s record broke the previous annual high of 242 wind trains, which was set in 2019, UP reported last week in its InsideTrack newsletter. The wind blades are nearly as large as a football field, taking […]

Shippers, 4 Class I railroads press for STB scrutiny of CP-KCS merger

STB must decide how to review the transaction By Joanna Marsh for freightwaves.com A number of rail shipping groups and four out of five Class I railroads are asking the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to examine the proposed merger of Canadian Pacific (NYSE: CP) and Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) under a “new” litmus test of whether the merger would enhance […]

UP Team Came Out Swinging for Big Coal Win

Article published by uprr.com Sometimes you swing for the fences and miss; other times you hit a homerun. Both apply in the story of Union Pacific’s big coal win with electric utility Evergy. UP recently scored a multiyear contract with Evergy, greatly expanding the railroad’s current transportation portfolio with the customer. The deal includes business […]

Union Pacific has to navigate vaccine rollout in 23 different states

‘In every state, the process to get a vaccine into an arm is different,’ says CEO Lance Fritz By David Earl for ketv.com Critical workers at one of the nation’s largest railroads have started to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations. Union Pacific touted the effort in a social media post in early March. But the Omaha-based […]

Nevada says push for freight rail not an attack on trucking

Of 198 warehouses in the state, only part of one uses rail By Joanna Marsh for freightwaves.com Should Nevada, which has only one warehouse actively using a rail siding, be relying more heavily on freight rail? The answer is yes, according to the state’s draft 2021 rail plan.  The plan, currently under review by the […]

Grain freight: Railroad suspends offers in catch-up effort

By Matt Noltemeyer for bakingbusiness.com Transportation of grain was relatively trouble-free last week, millers and traders said, although some railroads remained about a week behind in placing empty cars at origins. The Union Pacific railroad suspended single car voucher offers early in March in order to catch up in car placement that at times stretched […]

Union Pacific Corporation CEO Lance Fritz to Address the 2021 J.P. Morgan Industrials Conference

Lance Fritz, chairman, president and chief executive officer, of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP), will address the 2021 J.P. Morgan Industrials Conference on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 8:50 a.m. ET. A live webcast of the presentation will be available in the investor relations section of Union Pacific’s website at www.up.com/investor. A replay of the audio webcast will be […]

No cause determined in Union Pacific employee death

Continuing NTSB investigation will look at UP operating rules and condition of machine involved in January incident The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued its preliminary report on a January incident that resulted in the death of a Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) worker in Vail, Arizona. The investigation is ongoing and no cause has been determined, NTSB said. The Jan. […]

High winds disrupting freight flows out West

Union Pacific Railroad held trains Tuesday  By Nick Austin, Director of Weather Analytics and Senior Meteorologist for freightwaves.com Areas of the western U.S. have been battered by powerful winds the past few days, disrupting freight flows. Gusts reached 80 to 90-plus mph in parts of Montana and Wyoming. According to a customer alert from Union […]

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