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Released March 15, 2017 Article
Wind turbine components are large and abnormally shaped, so they can be difficult to ship. But that hasn’t stopped us from giving wind shippers access to rail.
For years, UPDS has teamed up with Union Pacific Railroad to offer the Wind 2 Rail program, a seamless solution for transporting wind components and reaping the benefits of rail.Read More
Released February 22, 2017 Article
Biodiesel ships to destinations throughout North America. In fact, you’ve probably seen the tank trucks traversing the interstates. But trucks aren’t the only way to move biodiesel — rail is a viable option, too. Through transloading, biodiesel moves seamlessly between trucks and trains, so it can ship by affordable rail for the long haul, then truck for final delivery.Read More
Released February 14, 2017 Article
Transloaders are a key component of the UPDS shipping network. They are responsible for moving products from trucks to trains and back again, and they help us deliver the excellent service on which our customers rely. Our suppliers are truly the service behind our solutions.Read More
Trucking line ALA helps UPDS deliver beyond the tracks and across the border.
Released December 20, 2016 Article
Auto Lineas America (ALA) is a valued UPDS supplier — with a reliable fleet of trucks, they help our Intermodal team pick up and deliver auto parts beyond the tracks. We know they’re reliable, because we’ve been working with them for 20 of the 56 years they’ve been in business. In fact, if you were to step back in the early history of UPDS, you’d learn that ALA actually helped with one of our very first moves.Read More
Released November 7, 2016 Article
Are you looking for a better way to ship pipe? UPDS, along with our parent company, Union Pacific Railroad, can help. With a rail-based solution, you can cut transportation costs and ultimately offer more competitive pricing to your customer.Read More
Inland Empire Distribution Systems achieves customers’ visions, one transload at a time.
Released November 4, 2016 Article
Located in Spokane and Pasco, Washington, Inland Empire Distribution Systems (IEDS Logistics) has been in the transload business since 1983 — and our relationship with them dates back about as far. When asked how long IEDS Logistics has been working with UPDS, Matt Ewers, Principal & VP Business Development at IEDS said, “For as long as I can remember.”Read More
Released October 31, 2016 Article
Lumber shippers: Are you looking for a better transportation solution? If you want an affordable way to extend your reach — or simply a more efficient way to ship your product — UPDS has a solution. With transloading, we can move lumber from trucks to trains and back again, so you can benefit from the economies of rail.Read More
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Released October 7, 2016 Article
UPDS is proud to have been honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. UPDS received the award based on its ability to reduce fuel consumption and associated greenhouse gases through innovative transportation offerings. This includes rerouting intermodal shipments to rail terminals closer to customers, which resulted in 31 million fewer ton miles moving on the nation’s highways per year.Read More