BNSF 2007 Independence Day Automotive Operating Plan
This year, the Independence Day holiday will be observed on Wednesday, July 4.
BNSF will continue to operate automotive trains over the Independence Day holiday. However, delays of up to 24 hours may occur to destination availabilities due to lighter volumes of traffic and possible train consolidations.
Traffic originating or arriving final destination on Sunday, July 1, through Thursday, July 5, may experience extended destination availabilities of up to 48 hours.
In addition, to the Independence Day holiday, Automotive plant shutdowns and model changeover are expected to impact volumes. Delays of up to 48 hours may be experienced July 6-16.
Delays may occur on interline traffic if connecting carriers have reduced operations for the holiday.
AUTOMOTIVE Facility Operations
Please see the attached matrix for facility hours during the holiday period. All automotive facilities will observe normal working hours on the days before and after July 4. Loading and unloading on July 4 will be performed as required. Please contact your BNSF Automotive Marketing or Customer Support Representative if you anticipate service requirements over the holiday.
Customer Support AND SHIPMENT TRACING
A limited Customer Support staff will be available to take calls on Wednesday, July 4. For assistance, please call 1-888-428-2673.
For interactive tracing 365 days per year, please call 1-888-428-2673, or try BNSF's Web Tracing at www.bnsf.com in the "Equipment Tracing" section.
BNSF Revenue Pre-Rate and Waybilling Center will maintain a limited staff on Independence Day. If additional assistance with shipping instructions is needed, please call 1-888-428-2673.