Supplier Questions Answered on the Back of the UPRR Purchase Order

Many Supplier questions concerning Union Pacific policies and procedures can be answered by reading the information on the back of the company's purchase order.

The terms and conditions of doing business with the railroad are outlined, including:

  • Pricing information
  • Shipping information
  • Billing instructions
  • Inspection instructions
  • Patent and indemnity laws
  • Seller record-keeping
  • State sales and use tax authorization (including state tax numbers)

This information also is available in the EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) contract.


It is the Supply Department's responsibility to make the Supplier aware of the information on the back of the purchase order.

It is the Supplier's responsibility to ensure that the appropriate personnel on their staff understand the content.