Human Resources

Marty Coalson Named President of ShipCarsNow, Inc.

Omaha, Neb., February 22, 2013

Union Pacific named Marty Coalson president of ShipCarsNow, Inc., effective March 4. ShipCarsNow is a wholly owned subsidiary of Union Pacific Railroad.  Coalson succeeds Roland Fortner, who will be taking a new position within Union Pacific's Marketing and Sales group. 

Coalson has been with Union Pacific for 34 years, most recently serving as assistant vice president of damage prevention services, where he worked closely with the railroad's Automotive customers and auto industry leaders on transportation quality.  His background includes domestic and international transportation experience and he has worked with Union Pacific's Intermodal and Chemical business teams.  Coalson previously was responsible for sales forecasting and computer modeling of the rail-road's network to assist with resource planning.  He joined Union Pacific after graduating from Mercer University with a degree in economics and business administration. 

Fortner, a 31-year Union Pacific veteran, was instrumental in forming and launching ShipCarsNow.

"Roland did an excellent job in developing ShipCarsNow and we are extremely confident Marty will build upon the attention to customer satisfaction, quality and service that has been the mission at ShipCarsNow," said Eric Butler, Union Pacific executive vice president - Marketing and Sales. "He is the right person to find ways to continue leveraging the combined strengths of ShipCarsNow and Union Pacific to create an even stronger customer value proposition."

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.

About ShipCarsNow

ShipCarsNow is trusted by car dealers, auction attendees, fleet operators and consumers to reliably and economically move cars. The company provides safe, dependable transport whether an auto shipper needs to move one car or thousands, or shipping a few hundred miles or coast-to-coast.

For more information, visit or contact ShipCarsNow Toll Free at (866) 207-3360. Follow ShipCarsNow on Facebook and Twitter.
Union Pacific media contact:  Tom Lange at 402-544-3560 or, @tlange23

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