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Released August 3, 2018 Announcement
Oklahoma is home to STACK, an active shale play located near the central portion of the state. Production levels are rising in this area, which is great news for oil producers, but they face a challenge: frac sand is required for the horizontal drilling process that produces their product, and the very best sand for the job, northern white sand, is located all the way up in Wisconsin and Minnesota. This very challenge is what drove a Loup solution: establish a railport in El Reno, Oklahoma — right in the middle of the STACK shale.Read More
Released August 2, 2018 Announcement
We’re delighted to announce Inbound Logistics magazine has named Loup a 2018 Top 100 Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Provider. This marks the second year Loup employees have been honored for their dedication to providing top-notch service to our customers, as last year UPDS, one of the subsidiaries that merged to form Loup, also earned the designation.Read More
Released February 14, 2018 Announcement
Loup is excited to welcome a new member to the team: Mike Dickmeyer will serve as Loup’s Senior Director of Operations - Intermodal & Auto Parts. In his role, Mike is responsible for all of Loup’s intermodal operations, leading the Intermodal Operations team, and ensuring Loup meets the specialized needs of our intermodal and auto parts customers.Read More
Updated February 28, 2018 Article
Safety is a core value at Loup. It is something to which we hold ourselves to the highest standards, and that includes following procedures related to the safety of fleets, drivers and shipments.
Proper loading is one of the safety measures we take very seriously at Loup. We have a team of experts available to help our carriers and customers ensure freight is properly loaded with equal distribution of weight on container floors, and that containers are properly blocked and braced for intermodal transport in accordance with AAR standards. Loup will not engage in hauling overweight or over-gross shipments, as defined by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).Read More
Released December 13, 2017 Announcement
Exciting enhancements are coming soon to our advanced shipment tracking platform, ShipmentVision. Starting this spring, Loup will offer Capacity Manager, a new functionality that gives customers unprecedented visibility to their inbound rail cars across all rail carriers. Capacity Manager is being rolled out now on a limited basis and will be available for a wider audience in early 2018.Read More
Released November 8, 2017 Announcement
UPDS (now Loup) is proud to have been honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the second consecutive year. UPDS was once again recognized as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.Read More
Released November 1, 2017 Announcement
Today marks the very first day of business for our new company, Loup Logistics. Loup is the result of a merger of four subsidiaries, Union Pacific Distribution Services (UPDS), Streamline, ShipCarsNow and Insight Network Logistics (INL) into a single, wholly owned Union Pacific subsidiary: Loup.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
When a producer of recycled plastic railroad ties wanted to ship its product to new customers, UPDS provided access to an economical rail solution.
Released September 6, 2017 Case Study
What do hard plastics have to do with railroading? In some places, they are the foundation of the railroad — literally.Read More
Released August 31, 2017 Announcement
To Our Customers,
The rain and subsequent flooding in southeast Texas and Louisiana caused by Hurricane Harvey left massive devastation in its wake. We know many of you have been affected personally, as have several of our own employees. We wanted to personally reach out to let you know that we will stand beside you through the recovery efforts that will be taking place over the next several weeks, months and beyond. While we all recover from this unprecedented weather event, we are working with several transload facilities within 250 miles of the Houston area where we can support your supply chain until your locations are once again able to handle rail traffic.Read More
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.Read More
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:Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More