Careful Car Handling
Careful Car Handling Teams
At every major Union Pacific yard, our damage prevention field managers lead cross-functional teams that are specifically assigned to eliminate overspeed impacts. Through the use of radar samples, damage statistics, and feedback from impact recorders, the teams develop corrective action plans which may include the use of Dowdy Retarders, fine-tuning retarders or actual changes in the grading of the track. The teams continually work to meet and exceed improvement goals.