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Loup Launches New Hire Onboarding and Training Program, Loup U

Released December 6, 2021

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Earlier this month, Loup successfully launched a new onboarding and training program, Loup University. Loup U was created to provide new hires with the knowledge, tools, skills and confidence needed to thrive in their new roles and to build their careers at the company.
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Four Technologies Transforming the World of Freight Transportation

Released October 25, 2021

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In the world of logistics, it can be a challenge to keep up with the latest technology, but there are several advancements that have serious potential to forever change how you do business — helping you save time and transportation dollars.
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3 Ways Transloading Benefits Your Shipping Strategy

Released October 8, 2021

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Wondering if incorporating rail into your shipping mix is a good idea? Here are three ways transloading – or moving shipments between trucks and trains – can help optimize your supply chain.
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Are Logistics Challenges Keeping You Up at Night?

Released September 27, 2021

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Is there enough product in my pipeline? How can I mitigate shipping costs? Is my rail strategy optimized? Is my supply chain properly resourced?
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Railport Highlight: Santa Fe Springs, California

Released September 17, 2021

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Loup’s Valla Railport is located in Santa Fe Springs, California, and is operated by Savage Services. This railport, like our other transloading facilities, supports Loup’s effort in creating unique logistic solutions to meet the needs of our customers.
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Employee Resource Group Involvement Highlight: Aaron Dwuznik

Released September 9, 2021

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Loup and our parent company, Union Pacific Railroad, have many initiatives in place to improve employee inclusion and engagement, including making a difference through employee resource groups (ERGs). One of those ERGs is UPVets .

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Loup Delivers Ingredients for All Your Pizza Needs

Released September 1, 2021

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Loup can curate transportation solutions for almost any commodity. Our team recently received the opportunity to ship a product we know well: tomato paste!

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Railport Highlight: El Reno, Oklahoma

Released August 16, 2021

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Looking to expand your market reach? Interested in finding ways to optimize your supply chain? Whatever you’re shipping, wherever you’re shipping it, Loup has the logistics expertise and a vast network to ship your products to just about any location – even if you don’t have tracks at your facility.

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Rail 101: How Do You Access Rail?

Released August 10, 2021

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So, you’ve learned all about the benefits of shipping your products by rail and are ready to try it out. But what do you do if you don’t have access to tracks near your facility? Turn to Loup to help you seamlessly move your shipments between truck and rail. Our intermodal and transloading shipping options allow you to leverage the flexibility

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Back-to-School Supplies Shipped by Rail

Released August 3, 2021

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It’s August, which means summer is coming to an end and school will be starting back up again soon. With a new school year upon us, there’s a good chance you may be heading to the store to purchase a wide variety of back-to-school supplies. Did you know many of the items on your list ship by rail? Check out some of the supplies that Loup and Union Pacific are able to help transport to arrive at a store near you.

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What Is a Railport

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Loup Transloading Facilities: What Is a Railport?

Released July 27, 2021

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Have you ever heard of the term “railport?” What is a railport and how do they keep your supply chain moving? We’re here to answer these questions for you!

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Rail 101: Where Can You Ship with Rail?

Released July 20, 2021

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Rail is an important part of Loup’s custom shipping solutions. And if you are new to rail, you may be wondering where you can you ship. We’re here to answer that for you!

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With the Internet of Things, you can track your shipment in real time.

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Employee Resource Group Involvement Highlight: David Black

Released July 13, 2021

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Loup and Union Pacific offer employee resource groups (ERGs) to support diversity and inclusion, promoting an environment where all team members can realize their full potential. These groups are making a difference, helping to raise cultural awareness, positively impact business objectives, improve creativity and innovation, build relationships, and foster professional development throughout the company and the communities we serve.

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With the Internet of Things, you can track your shipment in real time.

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Internet of Things: The Future of Transportation?

Released July 6, 2021

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Remember when we talked about blockchain and how it could help track your packages? Well, the Internet of Things (IoT) can help with tracking shipments too and works in combination with blockchain technology to deliver real-time shipment visibility.

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Top Safety Resources for Rail and Truck Transportation

Released June 29, 2021

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In the freight transportation industry, safety is always a top priority. In honor of National Safety Month, here are some resources to turn to for helpful tips and reminders about how to stay safe around trains and other transportation equipment.

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Rail 101: What Can You Ship by Rail?

Released June 22, 2021

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If you are new to shipping by rail, it can feel like there is so much to learn. We are here to help! Loup works diligently to develop transportation solutions that best solve your supply chain challenges, and oftentimes, we include rail in those shipping solutions. Through our intermodal and transloading solutions, you can take advantage of the economic benefits of rail while leveraging the flexibility of over-the-road trucking. So, what can you ship by rail? We’ve got your answers here.

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Intermodal Container Loading Procedures and Regulations

Released June 17, 2021

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It’s National Safety Month and here at Loup, we understand the importance of adhering to proper loading procedures to keep our customers, our employees and shipments safe. Let’s take a look at the regulations for intermodal shipments as determined by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and the weight limits outlined by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT).

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Loup: Champion of the Wind Industry

Released June 8, 2021

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In honor of last Saturday, World Environment Day, and today being World Oceans Day, we’d like to highlight how Loup is supporting environmentally responsible initiatives, including helping the wind energy market grow. Wind is a clean, cost-effective, and renewable energy source that powers hundreds of communities and businesses across the United States. Energy is harnessed through the help of wind turbines, which are made up of approximately 8,000 components, including blades and turbine towers. Due to their massive size, various components of wind turbines are shipped across long distances to be assembled at wind farm locations across the country. Most importantly, the components need to ship in the safest, most environmentally responsible, economical, and efficient way.

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Door-to-Door Shipping Services with Loup

Released June 1, 2021

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Have you ever wanted to avoid the stress and worry that comes with shipping your products? Managing complex supply chains, multiple vendors, varying schedules, and different data systems can be overwhelming. Loup can help! We specialize in taking your products from door to door, aka from your place to wherever you need your shipment to be.

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Chinese Immigrants and the Transcontinental Railroad

Released May 25, 2021

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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, and we’d like to celebrate by honoring the contributions the AAPI community has made in transportation history — specifically the first transcontinental railroad that was completed on May 10, 1869. Did you know that 20,000 Chinese immigrants helped build the transcontinental railroad? That is one of the reasons the month of May was chosen to be AAPI Heritage Month.

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Cloud-based technology allows access to critical shipping information from any device, any location, any time.

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How Cloud-Based Technology Is Transforming Freight Transportation and Logistics

Released May 18, 2021

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If you have a smart phone, you most likely have hundreds, if not thousands, of files, photos and apps stored in “the cloud.” We all know the cloud is not white, fluffy and floating in the sky, but do you really know what it is and what it does?

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Blockchain: The Future of Transportation?

Released May 10, 2021

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Have you ever tried tracking a package only to find limited shipment information available? With the help of blockchain technology, this very well could be an issue of the past.

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Railport Highlight: Denver, Colorado

Released May 3, 2021

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By combining the economics of long-haul rail service with the flexibility of over-the-road movements, Loup provides seamless door-to-door transportation solutions.

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Hyperloop: The Future of Transportation?

Released April 23, 2021

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What is Hyperloop?

Hyperloop is cutting-edge, high-speed transportation technology that has the potential to transform how we travel – and even how we ship freight. This new travel mode started gaining traction in 2013 after Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla, shared his vision of a new way to transport passengers: Hyperloop Alpha. This transportation system would consist of magnetically levitated pods that travel through tubes at speeds up to 760 miles per hour, which is just below the speed of sound!

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Loup Announces New Director Appointments

Released April 15, 2021

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Loup is excited to announce two new Director appointments: David Black and Kiley Freeman.

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Loup Bilingual Employees: Improving the Customer Experience for Our Spanish Speaking Partners

Released April 14, 2021

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At Loup, we’re fortunate to have many talented employees on our team. For some of our team members, those talents include speaking two languages. Because Loup’s extensive network facilitates shipping across all of North America, including Mexico, our bilingual employees play a vital role in conducting business with our Spanish speaking partners. Learn how three of our bilingual employees add value in their day-to-day interactions with customers and vendors.

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Railport Highlight: Shreveport, Louisiana

Released April 09, 2021

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With the help of our top-notch railport facilities, Loup is able to offer various transloading opportunities to our customers. One of those railports is located in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Shreveport Railport is operated by Black Gold Terminals, a subsidiary of Blacklands Railroad.

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How Loup Empowers Our Female Employees

Released March 31, 2021

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As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re honoring some of the hardworking women who have helped make Loup what it is today. Here, women in varying roles share how they feel about their experiences worki

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Women Who Made History in the Transportation Industry

Released March 17, 2021

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For Women’s History Month, we are celebrating and honoring the women who made an impact on transportation history. Without these women, the transportation industry wouldn’t be where it is today.

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Autonomous Vehicles: The Future of the Transportation Industry?

Released March 16, 2021

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Get ready transportation industry, autonomous vehicle technology continues to advance — and that means autonomous trucks and vehicles, or “driverless cars,” will be on the road sooner than you think. Several companies are developing autonomous vehicle options, which could mean big changes are ahead for the transportation industry.w-how.

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Practice your logistics knowledge with the following transportation lingo!

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Let’s Talk Logistics: 10 Transportation Terms You Should Know

Released February 26, 2021

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Do you feel like your transportation vocabulary is lacking? Would you like to expand your knowledge of supply chain terms? You’re in luck! We’ve compiled a list of transportation and logistics terms and definitions to boost your industry know-how.

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How Service Recovery Ensures Your Shipments Arrive on Time

Released February 18, 2021

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Since the beginning of the pandemic, people have grown accustomed to pivoting quickly to new circumstances and creating a Plan B, C or even D when worse comes to worse. While we must adjust quickly in our personal lives, it’s also true when it comes to unexpected disruptions in your supply chain. And that’s where service recovery comes in. Whether you’re transporting goods via rail or truck, service recovery provides the best back up plan to make sure shipments arrive on time when things go awry.

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The Loup logistics team understands the importance of sustainable logistics practices for a better future..

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How to Employ Sustainable Logistics Practices

Released February 4, 2021

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Sustainability is a topic that’s becoming increasingly important among businesses. When companies focus on sustainability, they work to create practices that bring less impact to the environment and can be sustained for the long term. Sustainability has three pillars: environmental, economic and social. This means the practice should be sustainable for not only the environment, but also for financial stakeholders and society as a whole. When it comes to sustainability, logistics is no exception.? Read More

Loup’s expert Auto Parts Team provides you cost efficient and effective just-in-time delivery solutions to solve your transportation challenges.

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The Value of Just-In-Time Delivery with Loup

Released January 27, 2021

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Have you ever wondered how a vehicle gets made? In the 1960s, Toyota developed a Just-In-Time vehicle production system creating a lean process to manufacture cars quickly and efficiently that continues to be used today. Because of the high level of automation, Just-In-Time manufacturing is extremely dependent on auto parts being in the right place at the right time. But what happens if parts aren’t available? Read More

Loup Senior Manager of Carrier Relations Dustin Scheel and his family.

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Get to Know Loup’s Carrier Relations Team: A Day in the Life of a Loup Senior Manager of Carrier Relation

Released January 19, 2021

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Meet Dustin Scheel. He is a Senior Manager on Loup’s Carrier Relations Team. Dustin started his career at Loup’s parent company, Union Pacific Railroad, in 2006. It was his first job out of college. “After working the position for a few months, I decided I really enjoyed working here and that I wanted to grow within this company,” he said. Fifteen years later, he’s still enjoying his role.

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Loup Director of Carrier Relations Susie Sweeney works with her team to manage trucking companies to find the best services to move Loup intermodal shipments

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Get to Know Loup’s Carrier Relations Team: A Day in the Life of Loup’s Director of Carrier Relations

Released January 12, 2021

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Meet Susie Sweeney. Susie is the Director of Loup’s Carrier Relations Team and has worked for Loup’s parent company, Union Pacific Railroad, for 22 years. “I wanted to work at Loup because you can move quickly and manage your own business area,” Susie said. “I feel valued in my position and believe I’m able to make a difference at Loup as I’m empowered to make decisions.” Susie especially appreciates that at Loup, if you manage data and have a solid business case, you can implement new solutions.

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Loup’s expert Carload Team provides you efficient and effective transloading solutions to solve your transportation challenges.

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How Transloading Can Solve Your Transportation Challenges

Released January 7, 2021

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Are you looking to lower transportation costs, expand your reach, or leverage a more environmentally friendly transportation option? Transloading can help.

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Loup Senior Manager of Intermodal Auto Parts Operations Joel Pedroza and his family.

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Get to Know Loup’s Auto Parts Team: A Day in the Life of a Loup Senior Manager of Intermodal Auto Parts Operationsions

Released December 16, 2020

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Meet Joel Pedroza. Joel is a Senior Manager of Intermodal Auto Parts Operations. He has been with the Loup for 6 years. “I decided to work at Loup because a close friend of mine invited me to apply,” Joel said. “I’m glad he did.”

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Loup Senior Director of Auto Parts Operations Steve Knott manages the Auto Parts Operations Team to help deliver auto parts on time.

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Get to Know Loup’s Auto Parts Team: A Day in the Life of a Loup Senior Director of Auto Parts Operations

Released December 10, 2020

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Meet Steve Knott. Steve is a Senior Director of Auto Parts Operations who has worked for Loup and Loup’s parent company Union Pacific Railroad for 22 years. “Growing up in Omaha, Union Pacific was one of the most respected companies in the city, so the company’s reputation was a big reason I wanted to work here,” Steve said. “It’s been a privilege.

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Loup Carload Operations Manager Olutosin Makinde with his family.

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Get to Know Loup’s Carload Team: A Day in the Life of a Loup Carload Operations Manager

Released December 4, 2020

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Meet Olutosin Makinde. He is a Loup Carload Operations Manager who has worked for Loup and Loup’s parent company, Union Pacific Railroad, for a combined total of nine years. What brought Olutosin to the company? “Union Pacific Railroad is a great organization with fantastic individuals,” he said. “It provides a unique opportunity to utilize my leadership, sales, and customer service skills to improve organizational processes and enhance Union Pacific Railroad strategic objectives.”

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Loup Carload Senior Logistics Manager Matt Bosch leads the Carload Operations Team to find logistics solutions using ShipmentVision.

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Get to Know Loup’s Carload Team: A Day in the Life of a Loup Senior Carload Logistics Manager

Released November 23, 2020

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Meet Matt Bosch. He is a Carload Senior Logistics Manager who has worked for Loup’s parent company Union Pacific Railroad for a total of 14 years, with four of those years spent at Loup. Matt chose to work at Union Pacific because he loves the opportunity to engage with so many different industries in the course of supporting customers’ needs. “It keeps things interesting, fresh, and challenging,” he said.

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Loup Carload Sales Manager Jessica Olson supports her customers with transportation and storage solutions.

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Get to Know Loup’s Carload Team: A Day in the Life of a Loup Carload Sales Manager

Released November 18, 2020

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Meet Jessica Olson. She is a Loup Carload Sales Manager who has worked for Loup’s parent company Union Pacific Railroad for 10 years, with three of those years spent at Loup. What made Jessica choose Union Pacific? “I thrive in fast-paced environments and wanted an opportunity to directly impact bottom-line results,” she said.

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Loup Carload General Director Mike Coleman works with his team to find the best logistics solution for their customers.

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Get to Know Loup’s Carload Team: A Day in the Life of Loup’s General Director of Carload

Released November 12, 2020

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Meet Mike Coleman. For the last three years he has served as General Director of Carload for Loup Logistics. Prior to that, he spent 10 years with Loup’s parent company Union Pacific Railroad. Why did Mike choose a career with Union Pacific Railroad? “It’s a great organization with a strong value proposition in the market-place,” he said. “Union Pacific has fantastic teams and individuals to collaborate and grow with, and has a dynamic business environment that is constantly evolving into new and unique challenges.”

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Loup Carload Facilities Manager Tim Naprstek works with his team to find the best logistics solution for their customers.

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Get to Know Loup’s Carload Team: A Day in the Life of a Loup Facilities Manager

Released November 12, 2020

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Meet Tim Naprstek. Tim is a Facilities Team Manager for Loup Carload and has worked for Loup for three years. In February, he will have worked for Loup’s parent company Union Pacific Railroad for 25 years! Congratulations Tim!

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Loup Carload Marketing Manager Dana Ratcliff and her family.

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Get to Know Loup’s Carload Team: A Day in the Life of a Loup Carload Marketing Manager

Released November 09, 2020

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Meet Dana Ratcliff. She’s a Loup Carload Marketing Manager, who has worked for Loup and our parent company Union Pacific Railroad for a combined total of 13 years, with the last year and a half spent at Loup. Dana is a fourth generation Union Pacific railroader, so working at the railroad is, as she puts it, “kind of in my blood.”

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Loup Carload Marketing Manager Elizabeth Leddy works with her customers to find the best logistics solution for them.

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Get to Know Loup’s Carload Team: A Day in the Life of a Loup Marketing Manager

Released November 03, 2020

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Meet Elizabeth Leddy. She has been a Marketing Manager at Loup for 3 years. Before Elizabeth originally interviewed at Loup’s parent company Union Pacific Railroad about 9 years ago, she knew almost nothing about the railroad. “I applied at Union Pacific because I had just obtained my MBA with a specification in Marketing and Sales and wanted to utilize those skills. All I knew was UP’s excellent reputation and history and wanted the opportunity to work there,” she said. “Nine years later, it’s still one of the best decisions I’ve made.”

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