Union Pacific Railroad Most Admired in Industry

A Union Pacific locomotive pulls a train through Chattanooga, Tenn.
A Union Pacific locomotive pulls a train through Chattanooga, Tenn. (Photo by Todd DeFeo)

Fortune named Union Pacific Railroad the most admired among trucking, transportation and logistics companies for the fifth consecutive year, marking the twelfth time in 16 years the company has been named No. 1.

The magazine’s annual World’s Most Admired list is published in the March 1 edition, available on newsstands Feb. 23. Union Pacific ranked No. 1 in all nine reputation attributes identified by Fortune, including innovation, people management, financial soundness and quality of products/services.

“The top ranking by Fortune is a testament to our continuing efforts to deliver value to customers, shareholders and communities,” Lance Fritz, Union Pacific president and CEO, said in a news release. “Our employees have an unparalleled focus on safety and service, and they earned this recognition.”

Fortune’s research partner, the Hay Group, surveyed executives, directors and analysts to select companies they admired most from a list that began with approximately 1,400 international and domestic companies.