Covered Hopper Distribution Programs for Grain, Grain Products and Food Products

Union Pacific offers specifically designed programs and systems to distribute UP covered hoppers for agricultural-related shipments, including shuttles, guaranteed freight and vouchers. The programs are intended to maximize carloads and efficiencies for our customers and UP while promoting transparency and inclusion. They are available for use by all grain and food product commodities utilizing standard covered hoppers, including corn, soybeans, wheat, milo, soybean meal, rough rice and barley. GCAS (Grain Car Allocation System) is the online tool through which these programs are managed.

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