UP honors customers for safe chemical transportation
Union Pacific Railroad has recognized 56 companies with the Class I's Pinnacle Award for their commitment to safe transportation of chemical products. The annual award honors UP customers for implementing protocols to prevent the release of chemical materials, and for having corrective action plans and zero non-accident releases (NARs) of regulated hazardous materials shipments. Criteria for the award include safe-loading techniques, shipment securement and zero NARs. Hazardous material NARs declined more than 20 percent on UP's network from 2015 to 2016, according to a UP press release.