A Success Story

In 1986, NWCS joined forces with the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) to offer our joint customers an efficient and dependable overnight train service, the "Daily Direct." Since its inception, Daily Direct service has grown from the original three day per week to the current six day weekly schedule between Portland, Tacoma and Seattle terminals.

The success of this unique service is due in part to the close relationship the NWCS team maintains with UPRR personnel, resulting in the best on-time record of any short haul train service in the nation. In support of this on-going partnership with the UPRR, NWCS has continually pledged our commitment to the only rail service of its kind in the Northwest corridor by:

  • Establishing an Intermodal Logistics Team dedicated to the Daily Direct service and closely working with UPRR personnel to ensure the consistent on-time schedule our customers have enjoyed for more than 25 years.
  • Servicing both domestic and international steamship lines from the NWCS customer base.
  • Offering logistical transport of large volumes quickly with one call, fax or e-mail.

In November 2004, NWCS was acquired by Waste Connections (NYSE.WCN) for the purposes of continuing it’s services for international and domestic marine container transportation services and the addition of transportation of solid wastes to it’s Finley Buttes landfill in Boardman, Oregon.