Tag: Union Pacific Railroad

PSR: Can We Please Be Honest Here?

Written by Matt Parker for railwayage.com Editor’s Note: This opinion piece is in response to my invitation for “reasonable, fact-based, non-political opinions on Precision Scheduled Railroading by experienced railroaders from both the agreement and non-agreement sectors, to encourage discussion,” in response to “PSR Point/Counterpoint: Fortune,” published July 22 – William C. Vantuono An Oct. 3, 2018 article […]

STB asks Class I railroads to explain ‘substantial’ demurrage fees

By Edwin Lopez for supplychaindrive.com Dive Brief: The Surface Transportation Board on Friday sent a letter to the CEOs of seven Class I railroads asking them to explain their demurrage policies amid reports of congestion and “sizeable storage fees.” “I am particularly troubled about reports that Class I railroads are continuing to impose these charges […]

Shortage of Railroad Workers Threatens Recovery

Struggle to bring crews back draws scrutiny from regulators, who were already concerned about lean operations By Paul Ziobro for wsj.com America’s freight railroads are struggling to bring back workers, contributing to a slowdown in the movement of chemicals, fertilizer and other products that threatens to disrupt factory operations and hinder a rebound from the […]

U.S. railroad operator Union Pacific’s quarterly profit jumps 59%

Story published by reuters.com July 22 (Reuters) – Top U.S. railroad operator Union Pacific Corp (UNP.N) reported a 59% jump in its quarterly profit on Thursday, as it shipped more industrial chemicals, metals, petroleum, and liquefied petroleum gas. The company’s net income for the second quarter, that ended on June 30, rose to $1.798 billion from $1.13 […]

UP Requests Relief to Combine Two Existing and Operating Trains without Additional Inspections

On March 9, 2021, the Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requesting a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR parts 215 (Railroad Freight Car Safety Standards) and 232 (Brake System Safety Standards for Freight and Other Non-Passenger Trains and Equipment; […]

Congressman urges Union Pacific to reconsider

BY PENNYLYNN WEBB for palestineherald.com Congressman Lance Gooden is going to battle with Union Pacific on behalf of Anderson County and the city of Palestine. On Friday, Gooden sent a letter to Union Pacific CEO Lance M. Fritz urging him to reconsider closing the Palestine Car Facility. Union Pacific Railroad met with Palestine staff April […]

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 […]

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August 2021