Union Pacific Railroad and UPS Achieved Perfect Peak Season in 2011
Omaha, Neb., January 20, 2012 Union Pacific Railroad and UPS achieved a perfect peak season in 2011 by delivering 100 percent of UPS peak-season freight without a service failure.
"Our goal is to always provide UPS with flawless service, and that is especially important during peak season," said John Kaiser, Union Pacific vice president and general manager – Intermodal. "The combination of Union Pacific's fast and reliable rail service and UPS's premier package delivery network allowed consumers and businesses to enjoy a worry-free holiday season. Union Pacific is pleased that we achieved another perfect peak season for UPS in 2011."
The UPS peak season begins the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and concludes Christmas Eve. During the 2011 peak season, Union Pacific delivered thousands of UPS containers and trailers carrying hundreds of packages each, many specifically for the holidays.
About Union Pacific
It was 150 years ago that Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act of July 1, 1862, creating the original Union Pacific. One of America's iconic companies, today Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP), linking 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail and providing freight solutions and logistics expertise to the global supply chain. From 2000 through 2011, Union Pacific spent more than $31 billion on its network and operations, making needed investments in America's infrastructure and enhancing its ability to provide safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible freight transportation. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers and emphasizes excellent customer service. Union Pacific operates competitive routes 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.
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