Seamless Steel

Truck-to-Rail Conversion for Steel Shipments

Union Pacific Railroad, along with our logistics management subsidiary, Union Pacific Distribution Services (UPDS), have teamed together to develop Seamless Steel — a reliable truck-to-rail service designed to streamline your steel shipments and save you money. Our logistics professionals will work with you to convert up to 4½ trucks to a single rail car and expedite your shipments with truck-competitive transit times.

Seamless Steel Offers:

Ease of Doing Business

  • A step-by-step process for simplified mode transition

Extensive Market Coverage

  • Union Pacific operates North America’s premier railroad franchise, covering 23 states in the western two-thirds of the United States
  • Directly serves 20+ steel mill locations
  • Access to 35 international ports and eight border crossing locations

4+ to 1 Truck to Rail Car Conversion

  • Load up to 200,000 lbs. per rail car

Transit Times

  • Truck-competitive transit times in key lanes


  • Multiple car types designed to handle all your specific product needs

Competitive and Prompt Price Quotes

  • Truck-competitive pricing to help you compete in your markets

Web-Based Shipment Visibility

  • Ease of doing business through the shipping process

Getting Started

Contact us to find out more about the truck-competitive service and cost saving options Union Pacific has to offer your business: