Technology has had a big impact on how train personnel approach their jobs in these modern times. Thanks to mobile reporting devices, we’ve virtually eliminated the need for work orders, and can now report our activities in near real time.
Plastics producers have meaningful sustainability goals. Here’s how they’re pushing the needle forward – and using transportation to make a difference.
Each jurisdiction is different, and one size does not fit all, but if we can work within our existing infrastructure to broaden the conversation between all stakeholders, I believe we can reduce the number of homeless in our communities.
The next decade will be one of rapid acceleration and expansion of our role in our nation's supply chain. The transformation of the technologies necessary to support this will come from an increased capability to leverage what is available in the broader market, plus a laser-like focus on creating company differentiating solutions.
Employee ownership has been shown to improve engagement, because it requires workers to reframe their perception of the “why” behind the company’s actions. A higher level of engagement leads to motivated and happier employees, which leads to safer operations and better service.
Our duty, building off the 160 years of work done before us, is to create true equity and inclusion for all our employees and help do the same in the communities we serve.
When there’s an emergency and you pick up the phone to report, you always hope there’s a hero on the other line who knows the next step. At Union Pacific, those heroes are the Response Management Communications Center's critical call dispatchers who are ready to respond to emergencies 24/7.
When tragedy strikes, support is critical – from family, friends, co-workers and maybe even those we don’t know.
For Union Pacific, ensuring the safety of everyone around the railroad is of the utmost importance, but even off the railroad, life can take an unexpected turn.
As a third generation railroader, Brad Brown, welder, Engineering, has been around the tracks for most of his life, and he’s seen a lot of changes over those years — including in his own experience.
Every day Union Pacific transports high, wide and heavy loads for its customers. But do you know what goes into making those shipments happen?
As America's Mask Challenge calls on companies and organizations to help get 200 million cloth facial coverings to 40 million students, teachers and staff at 56,000 of America’s most under-resourced schools, Union Pacific is stepping up to help.
We can, we will, and we must help our communities gain strength from their diversity.
Most 5-year-olds are lucky to hang out with toy trains. But at that age, Randy Smith was visiting real locomotives on a regular basis.
Patrick McMullen’s generous spirit, caring nature and strong faith are traits he carried with him throughout his career in interactions with customers and co-workers.
Too many organizations are held back by an antiquated IT mindset that separates the precious Technology teams from the rest of the business. To stay ahead, Union Pacific is embracing enterprise-wide thinking that gets everyone from tech teams to senior leadership on the same page and speaking the outcome language.
Precision Train Builder simulates trains and their operations over hundreds of miles of track compressed into minutes, accurately identifying not only where to place rail cars within a train, but how much “power” — i.e., locomotives — to use, and where to place that power within the train for the most efficient and safe operation.
The virtual program is designed to educate young drivers on practicing safety behind the wheel and creating smart habits, such as putting down their devices and paying attention to the road, especially around railroad tracks.
While much of the world was winding down for the year, a Union Pacific team in Houston was gearing up to end 2020 with a bang – installing a new master retarder in Englewood Yard on Dec. 29 in close to eight hours.
The statewide fire mutual aid network developed in Illinois is expanding into neighboring states including Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin and Indiana. While first responders give peace of mind to communities and individuals, they’ve endured uncertainties when it comes to their own peace of mind since the start of the pandemic.