OMAHA, Neb., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Railroad received the 2012 Rail Carrier of the Year Award from WWL Vehicle Services Americas. The award evaluates rail carriers on important criteria such as transit and damage-free delivery performance. It is the third consecutive year Union Pacific won this award.
"Receiving this honor again is a testament to the Union Pacific Automotive team's commitment to serve," said Linda Brandl, Union Pacific vice president and general manager – Automotive. "This achievement reaffirms our unrelenting goal to identify innovative approaches that add value to our customers' supply chains."
Union Pacific's rail network serves customers in the finished vehicle and aftermarket vehicle sectors, directly accessing five finished vehicle assembly plants, and operating or accessing more than 40 vehicle distribution centers. Union Pacific's customer base includes nearly all major automotive manufacturers producing finished vehicles for the North American market, along with tier suppliers and other auto parts supply chain partners.
About Union Pacific
Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America's most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2007-2012, Union Pacific invested $18 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure, including a record $3.7 billion in 2012. The railroad's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.
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