Union Pacific Railroad Named 2009 Intermodal Rail Carrier of the Year by C. H. Robinson
Omaha, Neb., January 25, 2010 Union Pacific Railroad has been named 2009 Intermodal Rail Carrier of the Year by C. H. Robinson, one of the world's largest third-party logistics companies. The annual award is voted on by C.H. Robinson's intermodal leadership team. Union Pacific's selection was based on the railroad's commitment to service and overall value to C. H. Robinson's business. This is the first time Union Pacific has earned the award.
"C.H. Robinson is proud to honor Union Pacific with our 2009 Intermodal Rail Carrier of the Year award," said Steve Weiby, C.H. Robinson vice president. "Union Pacific was a progressive and strategic supplier in a very challenging year. Its commitment to C.H. Robinson, overall service, and value are just a few of the reasons Union Pacific was chosen. We look forward to strengthening our relationship further in 2010."
"Becoming a strategic supplier and delivering outstanding service are two ways we provide value to our customers," said John Kaiser, Union Pacific vice president and general manager, Intermodal. "Everyone on our C.H. Robinson team played an important role in our 2009 performance and we will strive to deliver even higher levels of customer satisfaction in 2010."
About Union Pacific
Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers and provides Americans with a fuel-efficient, environmentally responsible and safe mode of freight transportation. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad emphasizes excellent customer service and offers competitive routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico, making it North America's premier rail franchise.
About C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., is a global provider of multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing, and information services to 32,000 customers through a network of more than 235 offices and approximately 7,300 employees around the world. The company works with 50,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and has annual revenues of approximately $8 billion.
Through the company and its Foundation, C.H. Robinson and its employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Community Health Charities, the American Cancer Society, the American Logistics Aid Network, Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, Sustainable Harvest International, and the United Way. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ since 1997. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit our Web site at http://www.chrobinson.com/.
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