A Day in the Life of a Logistics Service Representative

UPDS Logistics Service Representative Ashley Eisert celebrates her graduation from UNO
UPDS Logistics Service Representative Ashley Eisert celebrates her graduation from UNO

Released September 27, 2017 Article

Meet Ashley Eisert. She’s a Logistics Service Representative, which means she uses her expertise to manage customers’ shipments by providing logistics support, problem solving and proactive monitoring.

Every day, Ashley helps ensure our customers’ products are moving efficiently by road and by rail to arrive at their destinations on time.

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A Day in the Life of a Senior Logistics Manager

Senior Logistics Manager Lori Nicholson
Senior Logistics Manager Lori Nicholson recently retired after 36 years with UPDS and Union Pacific Railroad.

Released September 20, 2017 Article

Meet Lori Nicholson. She served as the Senior Logistics Manager for Carrier and Contract Services at UPDS. We’re excited for the opportunity to feature Lori, since she recently retired! So perhaps we should say this is a day in her former life…

Lori was the leader of the Carrier Services team, which supports off-rail logistics by providing motor carrier and contract services at a competitive price.

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A Day in the Life of a Business Development Manager

Israel Briseno
UPDS Business Development Manager Israel Briseno helps customers in Mexico connect to rail.

Released August 23, 2017 Article

Meet Israel Briseno. He’s a Business Development Manager for the UPDS Carload Solutions team responsible for developing Mexico markets.

What does that mean? Read on to find out:

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UPDS Named Top 100 3PL Provider by Inbound Logistics

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Released August 16, 2017 Article

After hundreds of companies submitted credentials, we’re proud to say UPDS has been named one of the Top 100 Third-Party Logistics Providers of 2017 by Inbound Logistics magazine.

This annual list, compiled by Inbound Logistics editors, celebrates logistics service providers that offer the capabilities and experience needed to meet readers' unique supply chain and logistics needs.

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Customer Spotlight: First Star Recycling

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Recycled paper is baled and ready to be shipped from First Star Recycling.

Released August 9, 2017 Article

When you think about recycling, you probably imagine used paper being made back into paper and empty aluminum cans being reused to make, well, more cans. But some pretty interesting materials can be produced from recycled materials.

Just ask Omaha-based UPDS customer First Star Recycling. They collect recycled materials from residences and businesses (including UPDS and our parent company Union Pacific), sort and process them, then ship them off to customers who give them new life. Yes, paper may become paper and aluminum may be reincarnated into another can, but that plastic park bench you sat on the other day? Or your carpet — or even the clothes you’re wearing? First Star customers use recycled materials to make all of those things, too.

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Connecting Construction Sites to Rail

Construction Site

Released August 2, 2017 Article

Have you ever stopped to think about how many materials are delivered to a construction site? Contractors know that in order to get the job done, a very long list of supplies must arrive on time and in the right order. That means the transportation of those materials is critical to the success of the job. But did you know transportation can also help contractors win jobs in the first place?

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The Benefits of Rail Meet Just-In-Time Delivery

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Released July 12, 2017 Article

Recently, Kenny Rocker, vice president and general manager of industrial products for our parent company, Union Pacific, published an article in Building Products Digest about “Last Mile Delivery & the Evolving Rail Transportation Marketplace.” Rocker explains that by providing transloading and forward-staging options, lumber and building supply shippers get the benefits of rail while maintaining the just-in-time delivery their customers require.

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Supplier Spotlight: San Jose Distribution Services, Inc.

San Jose Distribution Services, Inc. has been providing warehousing and transportation solutions in Northern California for more than 50 years.
San Jose Distribution Services, Inc. has been providing warehousing and transportation solutions in Northern California for more than 50 years.

Released June 28, 2017 Article

California-based warehousing and transloading provider San Jose Distribution Services, Inc. (SJDS) has a reputation for its rail knowledge and focus on safety — so you could say we have a couple things in common. That makes them a perfect fit for the UPDS transloading network.

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A Day in the Life of a Logistics Service Representative

UPDS Logistics Service Representative Alexandra Tomo provides customers with up-to-date, accurate and timely information about their shipments.
UPDS Logistics Service Representative Alexandra Tomo provides customers with up-to-date, accurate and timely information about their shipments.

Released June 21, 2017 Article

Meet Alexandra Tomo. She’s a Logistics Service Representative who provides logistics support for customers and operators for our railports, which provide transloading services and are all served directly by our parent company, Union Pacific Railroad.

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Greasing the Wheels for a Successful Bid

Using a “candy cane” device, Truck-Rail Handling transloads recycled oil from a truck to a tank car.
Using a “candy cane” device, Truck-Rail Handling transloads recycled oil from a truck to a tank car.

Released June 14, 2017 Article

If there were an award for persistence, Fremont, California-based transloader Truck-Rail Handling would win it. For the last year, the company has bid on UPDS transloading jobs, but we simply haven’t been able to find the right fit. Recently, the right opportunity arose — and their persistence paid off.

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Service Spotlight: Logistics

Released May 24, 2017 Article

Supply chains are incredibly important to our customers’ success — but when things go wrong, they can also be costly. Supply chain glitches can negatively affect sales, customer satisfaction, and transportation costs, each of which can do damage to your bottom line.

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Supplier Spotlight: ADS Logistics Co, LLC

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Indoor heat- and humidity-controlled storage at one of six ADS facilities.

Released May 17, 2017 Article

When it comes to transloading, ADS Logistics Co, LLC is a jack of all trades: They transload sheet metal in coil form, metal sheets/blanks and bars, ingots, paper rolls, lumber, drywall, pipe, conduit, machinery, plate, slabs, billets, I-Beams, composite railroad ties, and numerous other non-hazardous cargo from boxcars, coil cars, gondolas, flat and center beam cars. For the last four years, they’ve been helping UPDS customers get access to rail through safe and efficient transloading services.

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