More jobs, locomotives on the way, UP says

Published: November 6, 2014

union_pacific_logoUnion Pacific Railroad has boosted hiring plans and aims to add 200 new locomotives next year to improve network congestion, the company said at an investor conference Wednesday in Chicago.

“We have been short of train crews,” acknowledged Chief Operating Officer Lance Fritz, speaking at the conference. “We have more than doubled the hiring we originally planned.”

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