OMAHA, Neb., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Union Pacific Railroad earned the 2012 Rail Carrier of the Year Award from Lowe's Home Improvement. It is the second consecutive year Union Pacific won this award and the third time overall since Lowe's began its rail carrier recognition program in 2009.
Lowe's based its selection on Union Pacific's superior commitment to customer service and its ability to differentiate itself from other railroads by providing a variety of transportation solutions.
"It is an honor to receive this award from Lowe's for the second consecutive year," said Brad Thrasher, Union Pacific vice president and general manager - Industrial Products. "It recognizes our reliable and innovative freight transportation solutions that create value for our customer, and we look forward to providing this same great service in the future."
To meet Lowe's transportation needs, Union Pacific partners with its wholly owned subsidiary Union Pacific Distribution Services (UPDS), which provides seamless door-to-door transportation services by combining the economies of long-haul rail service with the flexibility of over-the-road movements.
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.
Union Pacific media contact: Lindsay Tettenborn at 402-544-4296 or [email protected].