Omaha, Neb., July 31, 2012 – Union Pacific Railroad was named the 2011 Provider of the Year by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Vehicle Services Americas Inc. (WWL). This award evaluates railroad, truck and short sea companies to determine the best overall logistics excellence provider in the areas of quality, performance and customer service.
Union Pacific also received WWL's 2011 Provider Recognition Award for Rail Services for best service of all railroad carriers. The award is a formula-based assessment of transit commitment, actual damage-free delivery and a quarterly survey.
It is the second year in a row Union Pacific won both awards.
"I am very proud to be a part of the award-winning automotive team at Union Pacific," said Linda Brandl, Union Pacific vice president and general manager – Automotive. "Receiving the Provider of the Year Award again from WWL, the primary North American logistics provider for Nissan vehicles, is a great honor for all of the Union Pacific employees who work hard every day to deliver great service. Our goal is to anticipate our customers' needs and continue to add value."
Union Pacific's extensive franchise serves vehicle assembly plants and connects to West Coast ports and the Port of Houston to accommodate import and export shipments. The railroad operates or accesses more than 40 vehicle distribution centers, covering most major western U.S. cities.
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, Coal, 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.