Conference Recap: Railport Operators Conference

UPDS employees and railport operators enjoy time together at the UPDS Railport Operators Conference.
UPDS employees and railport operators enjoy time together at the UPDS Railport Operators Conference.

Released September 13, 2017 Event

At UPDS, transloaders aren’t vendors — they are critical partners in our network. That’s especially true for those who operate our railport facilities. In honor of these hardworking partners, we recently held a conference specifically for railport operators so we could spend some quality time together and ultimately better serve our customers.

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Event Recap: The FCA Affiliate Rewards Road Tour

The UPDS Intermodal team takes a break from test drives to pose for the camera at the FCA Affiliate Rewards Road Tour.
The UPDS Intermodal team takes a break from test drives to pose for the camera at the FCA Affiliate Rewards Road Tour.

Released August 30, 2017 Event

Confession time: At UPDS, we get a little nerdy about cars. That’s because our Intermodal team helps ship the parts that eventually become finished vehicles.

So we were pretty excited when the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Affiliate Rewards Road Tour rolled into town.

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Conference Recap: The Soda Ash Open

Released July 26, 2017 Event

For 44 years, the soda ash industry has invited key suppliers, including shipping and logistics companies like UPDS, to join the Soda Ash Open Golf Tournament. This year, UPDS sales team members Krystal Newell and Keith Lee were in attendance and enjoyed time on the greens as well as the Shipper’s Appreciation Steak Fry.

But the trip was about more than recreation; Krystal and Keith also took the time to learn more about how we can provide the best transportation solutions for soda ash producers.

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Meet Us at MARS!

Midwest Association of Rail Shippers Logo

Released July 5, 2017 Event

We’re headed to America’s Dairyland July 10-11 to attend the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) 2017 Summer Meeting. Held at the Grand Geneva Report & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, we’re excited to hear from rail industry leaders about “What’s coming down the tracks for rail shippers,” this year’s conference theme.

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Conference Recap: The 2017 Mexico Carrier Conference

Alejandro Medina and Jose Guzman present Alfredo Garza (right) the Service Excellence Award.

Released June 7, 2017 Event

At UPDS, we don’t see our relationships with suppliers as merely transactional. Rather, we see suppliers as a critical part of our network with whom we work to find new business opportunities and develop the best solutions for our customers.

In the spirit of working collaboratively, the UPDS intermodal team recently hosted 10 Mexico-based intermodal dray carriers at our 2017 Mexico Carrier Conference in Monterrey, Mexico. Over the course of two days, more than 60 people, including our key railroad providers, gathered to network and create stronger bonds that will benefit our respective businesses, our customers and the automotive industry.

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UPDS and Fellow Union Pacific Subsidiaries Unite to Celebrate Excellence

Josh Hick receives the Quarterback of the Year Summit Award.
UPDS business manager Josh Hick receives the Quarterback of the Year Summit Award.

Released May 3, 2017 Event

At UPDS, we thrive on finding innovative transportation solutions for our customers, so it’s only fitting that we make a point to celebrate the hard work and ingenuity of the teams who make those solutions happen. We do so at our annual Summit Awards ceremony, which celebrates the previous year’s achievements.

This year’s celebration, held on April 27, was a little different, though. Instead of celebrating on our own, we teamed up with fellow subsidiaries Streamline, which specializes in door-to-door intermodal services, and ShipCarsNow, which provides multi-modal auto transport.

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Celebrating Transloading in KC: The TDANA Conference

Released April 26, 2017 Event

It’s no secret we’re big fans of transloading here at UPDS. So it’s also no surprise we’re excited to head to Kansas City for the annual Transload Distribution Association of North America (TDANA) Transloading Conference May 2-4.

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Conference Recap: SWARS

Released March 08, 2017 Event

On March 1-2, the UPDS team traveled to Galveston, Texas to attend the Southwest Association of Rail Shippers (SWARS) Annual Meeting. This year’s theme was “Poised for Progress,” and many of the speakers addressed what’s ahead for rail shippers.

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We’re Heading to "The Big Easy" for LMC!

Released March 01, 2017 Event

We’re excited to be in New Orleans from March 8-10 attending the 2017 Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation (LMC) Annual Meeting.

Find us at the Thursday night party at the Grand Oaks Mansion — we’d love to chat over beignets and hurricanes. Or, visit us in the exhibit hall at the Union Pacific booth, #1941.

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Meet the UPDS Team at NAWLA

Released October 14, 2016 Event

Lumber shippers: Are you going to NAWLA? If so, we’d love to meet up with you! The UPDS team will be attending the North American Wholesale Lumber Association (NAWLA) Traders Market October 26-28 in Las Vegas.

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UPDS Team to Attend SWARS

Released October 3, 2016 Event

On October 5-6, UPDS team members will be attending the Southwest Association of Rail Shippers (SWARS) semi-annual meeting in Glendale, Arizona. The theme of the meeting is “Making the Rail Pieces Fit,” a subject our team knows a great deal about!

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