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

ADS Bay
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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Market Spotlight: Auto Parts

Released April 27, 2017 Article

Did you know UPDS is the largest auto parts shipper in North America? Every year, our intermodal team delivers 200,000 on-time shipments. With more than 30 years of experience meeting the Just-In-Time demands of the automotive industry, we’re the market leader in intermodal auto parts delivery. Simply put: meeting delivery windows is our specialty.

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Supplier Spotlight: Dassler Domestic Logistics

The Dassler Domestic Intermodal leadership team receives the UPDS Service Excellence Award.
The Dassler Domestic Intermodal leadership team receives the UPDS Service Excellence Award.
Intermodal trucking company wins Service Excellence Award for flexibility in a Just-in-Time environment.

Released April 19, 2017 Article

“Small but mighty” is a fitting description for Dassler Domestic Logistics, an intermodal trucking company and valued UPDS supplier based in Louisville, Kentucky. Dassler’s fleet is comprised of just over 100 power units, but it’s their size that allows every person on their team to provide strong service and a personalized commitment to their customers.

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UPDS Ships Sand for the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping & Dressage Finals

Released March 29, 2017 Article

Equestrian events and transloading — it’s not a common pairing, but for the 2017 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping & Dressage Finals, an annual indoor equestrian world championship, it was a recipe for success.

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Market Spotlight: Wind Turbines

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.

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