Tag: Union Pacific Railroad

Union Pacific Railroad and Schneider to Team Up for Intermodal Service in 2023

Via the Associated Press Union Pacific Railroad is pleased to announce it will be the primary intermodal rail transportation provider in the western U.S. for Schneider effective January 2023. The partnership creates seamless service and reliability between the railroad and Schneider, which provides the critical “first and last miles” of the supply chain. “Schneider’s Intermodal business […]

Analysis: We need transcontinental railroad mergers

Uniting East and West would give rail traffic a boost and make railroads better competitors against trucks. By Bill Stephens for trains.com Railroads fall short of trucks in so many ways. The inability to offer seamless service from Point A to Point B shouldn’t be among them. But the Surface Transportation Board has said, in […]

‘It’s ugly out there’: Rail thefts leave tracks littered with pilfered packages

BY RACHEL URANGA, IRFAN KHAN, RICHARD WINTON for latimes.com The scene was a stretch of railroad tracks in Lincoln Heights on Saturday: a blizzard of torn plastic wrappers, cardboard boxes and paper packaging attesting to a wave of rail car thievery that officials say has been on the rise in recent months. Several scavengers picked […]

These are the 17 worst companies to work for in America

Whether it’s a toxic culture or abysmal pay, the message is clear: Stay away. By Serah Louis for moneywise.com Nov. 18, 2021 Even if you wake up every morning dreading the start of your work day, you might still count yourself lucky that you don’t work for one of these employers. We’ve compiled a list […]

NRC Conference to feature UP’s Fritz, presentations from all Class I railroads

Annual event for rail contractors provides look at 2022 capital plans Article published by trains.com Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz will be the featured guest speaker and all seven Class I railroads are scheduled to outline capital spending plans for the year at the 2022 National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association Conference set for this […]

Analysis: Do railroad mergers match their rosy growth projections?

From a growth perspective, the Class I merger record is mixed over the long term By Bill Stephens for trains.com Do railroad mergers live up to the hype? It’s a question that’s been rattling around in my head as federal regulators review the Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger, the first between Class I railroads in […]

Union Pacific lowers 2021 expectations as intermodal volume slumps

Crew shortages affecting service and efficiency By Bill Stephens for trains.com NASHVILLE — Union Pacific has trimmed its volume, productivity, and operating-ratio expectations for the year amid sluggish operations and a sharp decline in international intermodal traffic due to global supply chain problems. UP now says it will see a 4% volume gain this year, down […]

Union Pacific asks regulators to delay, extend review of CP-KCS merger

Chemical shippers also seek longer comment period By Bill Stephens for trains.com WASHINGTON – Union Pacific has asked federal regulators to delay and extend their review of the proposed merger of Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern. UP wants the Surface Transportation Board to treat the CP-KCS merger application as if it were filed on […]

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