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08/07/2018AAR Offers Free Online Open Top Loading Rules Manual Library
07/23/2018Perishable Boxcar LOGs Auction Beginning July 23, 2018
07/19/2018Lumber/Panel LOGs Auction: Centerbeam Flatcars Postponed
07/11/2018Metals LOGs Auction 1-week July LOGs Permit
07/09/2018Lumber/Panel LOGs Auction Centerbeam Flatcars Postponed
05/15/2018Metals LOGs Auction 1-week May LOGs Permit
05/07/2018Metals LOGs Auction 1-week "End of Month" May LOGs Permit
04/11/2018Metals LOGs Auction 1-week "End of Month" April LOGs Permit
03/23/2018Metals LOGs Auction Beginning April 2, 2018
03/13/2018Metals LOGs Auction 1-week “End of Month” March LOGs Permit
02/07/2018Equipment Support Phone Option Changes Effective February 14, 2018
02/06/2018Metals LOGs Auction 1-week “End of Month” February LOGs Permit
01/12/2018Billing Changes for Moves on Tacoma Rail Effective February 1, 2018
01/08/2018Metals LOGs Auction Trial 1-week “End of Month” January LOGs Permit
01/08/2018Hazardous Waste Manifest/Shipment Instructions Process Change Effective February 1, 2018
12/08/2017Lumber/Panel LOGs Rollover and Auction Beginning January 15, 2018
12/08/2017Revised Non-Accident Release and Non-Compliant Railcar Charges Effective January 1, 2018
11/14/2017Video: Handling Boxcar Doors Safely
10/10/2017Metals LOGs Auction 1-week “End of Month” October LOGs Permit
09/18/2017Video: Handling Boxcar Doors Safely
09/07/2017Metals LOGs Auction Trial 1-Week "End of Month" September LOGs Permit
07/27/2017Perishable Boxcar LOGs Auction Continues on July 31, 2017
07/06/2017Metals LOGs Auction Trial 1-Week “End of Month” July LOGs Permit
06/30/2017Reminder: Billing Changes for Moves on Patriot Rail Effective August 1, 2017
06/01/2017New Federal Hazardous Material Emergency Contact Requirements Effective July 5, 2017
05/30/2017Metals LOGs: New 4-Week Shipping Period Alignments and Trial 1-Week Permit Beginning June 12, 2017
05/23/2017Hazardous Class Code Required in Shipment Instructions
05/11/2017Billing Changes for Moves on Patriot Rail Effective August 1, 2017
03/30/2017Metals LOGs Auction Beginning April 3, 2017
01/31/2017Perishable Boxcar LOGs Auction Beginning February 6, 2017
01/24/2017UPDATE: Billing Procedure for BNSF Traffic to/from Stations Located on Panhandle Northern Railroad
01/11/2017Changes Streamline Border Support Process
12/30/2016Billing Procedure for BNSF Traffic to/from Stations Located on Panhandle Northern Railroad
12/09/2016Pole Flats (89 ft.) Rollover and Auction: Rollover by January 11, 2017 and Auctions Begin January 16, 2017
12/08/2016Lumber/Panel LOGs Rollover and Auction: Rollover by January 11, 2017 and Auctions Begin January 16, 2017
12/06/2016Update: State of California will not seek to collect Hazmat fee retroactively
12/01/2016Changes Streamline Border Support Process
09/08/2016Update: Legal Challenge Progressing in California Hazmat Shipments Case
08/08/2016Potential Charge for Hazmat Shipments in California
07/21/2016Perishable Boxcar LOGs Auction Beginning July 25, 2016
07/20/2016REMINDER: Current LOGs Auction Ends Monday, August 1, 2016
06/13/2016Changes Streamline Unit Operations Desk Process
06/12/2016Final Report: Gas Leak near Los Angeles Intermodal Facility
04/28/2016New Inspection Checklist Now Available for Heavy Duty Customers
03/31/2016Metals LOGs Rollover and Auction : Rollover by April 7, 2016, Auction Begins April 11, 2016
03/24/2016Waybill Requirement Change: Carload Customers Must Specify Rail-Served Operator as Pick-Up Party
02/02/2016Perishable Boxcar LOGs Auction Beginning February 8, 2016
01/15/2016REMINDER: Lumber/Panel LOGs Auction Beginning January 18, 2016
01/05/2016Hazmat Billing Advisory: Packing Group No Longer Accepted for Certain Commodities
12/15/2015Pole Flats (89 ft.) LOGs Rollover and Auction - Rollover by January 6, 2016 - Auctions Begin January 18, 2016
12/08/2015Lumber/Panel LOGs Rollover and Auction - Rollover by January 6, 2016 - Auction Begins January 18, 2016
09/21/2015Metal LOGs Auctions Beginning September 28, 2015
07/29/2015UPDATE: Changes to Carload Equipment Team Communication Process
07/29/2015BNSF Launching New Scheduled Manifest Service in Texas - Service to San Antonio Area Begins August 1
07/27/2015Changes to Carload Equipment Team Communication Process
07/21/2015Billing Changes for Moves on WTLC Effective August 1, 2015
07/20/2015Perishable Boxcar LOGs Auction Beginning July 27, 2015
07/08/2015Reminder: Poles & Posts LOGs Auction Beginning July 13, 2015
07/02/2015Reminder: Lumber/Panel LOGs Auction Beginning July 13, 2015
03/31/2015Reloading National Pool Boxcars - Taking Advantage of Available Rail Capacity
03/17/2015Metals LOGs Auction - Beginning March 30, 2015
01/30/2015Rule Changes on Handling of Certain Empty Tank Car Movements - New Rate Structure Effective March 1, 2015
01/29/2015UPDATE: Perishables Boxcar LOGs Auction Will Begin February 9, 2015
01/13/2015LOGs Auction Beginning January 19, 2015
01/13/2015Perishables LOGs Auction Beginning February 2, 2015
12/18/2014Lumber/Panel LOGs Auction Beginning January 19, 2015
11/15/2014Final Report: Derailment at Casselton, North Dakota
11/15/2014Final Report: Derailment at Casselton, North Dakota
09/26/2014Reminder: Emergency Response Action Plan Required for All Canadian Flammable Liquids Shippers
09/19/2014Metal LOGs Auctions Beginning September 29, 2014
08/21/2014New BNSF Hazardous Waste Manifest/Waybill Process Effective Immediately
07/14/2014Reminder: Demurrage and Storage Policy Changes Effective July 15, 2014
07/10/2014Lumber/Panel LOGS Auction Beginning July 14, 2014
07/10/2014LOGS Auction Beginning July 14, 2014
07/08/2014Demurrage and Storage Policy Changes Effective July 15, 2014
07/01/2014Perishable Boxcar LOGS Auction Beginning July 7, 2014
06/26/2014Demurrage and Storage Policy Changes Effective July 15, 2014
06/17/2014Demurrage Policy Changes Effective July 15, 2014
06/06/2014New Hazardous Materials Response Code (HMRC) for Identifying Bakken Crude Oil Shipments
04/28/2014Metals LOGS Auction Adjustment to 52-Ft Gondola offering May 5, 2014
03/19/2014Metals LOGS Auction Beginning March 31, 2014
01/08/2014Lumber and Panel LOGS Auction Beginning January 13, 2014
11/21/2013Postponed: Proposed Changes to the Manifesting and Entry Requirements of Empty Residue Cargo Returning to the U.S.
10/18/2013Changes to the Manifesting and Entry Requirements of Empty Residue Cargo Returning to the U.S.
10/08/2013DOT Hazard Class, Packing Groups and Authorized Tank Cars
06/28/2013Perishable Boxcar LOGS Auction Beginning July 8, 2013
06/14/2013BNSF is Ready to Move Your Freight
04/30/2013Reminder: Billing Changes for Moves on GNBC effective May 1
04/13/2013Demurrage and Storage Policy Changes Effective May 1, 2013
04/01/2013Billing Changes for Moves on GNBC
01/07/2013AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual Now Available Online
01/07/2013Lumber/Panel LOGS Auction Beginning January 14, 2013
01/07/2013Perishable Boxcar LOGS Auction Beginning January 14, 2013
12/10/20122012 LOGS Auctions Holiday Schedule
12/04/2012Industrial Products Organizational Changes
11/16/2012Voice Authentication System Implementation
08/10/2012Demurrage Changes for Interchange Traffic
06/18/2012Perishable Boxcar LOGS Auction Beginning July 9, 2012
05/07/2012LOGS Auction for 89-Foot Pole Flatcars Beginning June 4, 2012
03/19/2012Reminder: Barrier Seal Requirements
03/09/2012LOGS Metals Update: 52-Week LOGS Auction
03/06/2012LOGS Metals Update: 26-, 13- and Four-Week LOGS Auction
01/18/2012Reminder: Lumber and Panel 52-, 26- and 13-Week LOGS Auctions
12/22/2011Perishable Boxcar LOGS Auction Beginning January 9, 2012
12/21/2011Changes to Operations Between Snowden and Glendive, MT Effective January 15, 2012
11/03/2011New STCC Codes for Shipping Fracture Sand
10/26/2011Reminder: Contraband Notification Process
10/17/2011Perishable Boxcar LOGS Auction Beginning October 24, 2011
08/24/2011AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual Available Online
07/10/2011Preliminary Report: Derailment near Brainerd, Minnesota
06/20/2011Changes to BNSF Refrigerated Boxcars in Mexico Effective July 1, 2011
06/16/2011Perishable Boxcar LOGS Auction Beginning July 11, 2011
06/14/2011Changes to Operations Between Snowden and Glendive, MT Coming this Fall
05/23/2011LOGS Update: Progress Billing and Car Variation
04/28/2011AAR Chairman Matt Rose to Speak at NARS Annual Meeting
03/31/2011Changes to BNSF Private Empty Car Return Policy
03/18/2011Increase in Gondolas Available in Metal LOGS
03/01/2011Changes to Billing for Moves on AGR
01/10/20112011 LOGS Offerings and Freight Incentives Now Available
12/17/2010Perishable LOGS Freight Incentives for Frozen Vegetables BNSFQ 112622 and Frozen Meat & Poultry BNQ 105784
10/28/2010REMINDER: Proper Securement of Equipment In Open-Top Cars
10/20/2010UPDATE: Changes to Billing for Moves on GNBC
10/04/2010Reminder: How to Receive the Refund from Your Pay-for-Proposal Dimensional Clearance Requests
10/01/2010Changes to Billing for Moves on GNBC
09/10/2010New Contact Number for BNSF Dimensional Clearance Team
08/19/2010LOGS Program Compliance
08/03/2010Contraband Notification Process
07/08/2010Perishable LOGS Freight Incentives for Frozen Vegetables BNSFQ 112622
05/07/2010Reminder: AAR Standards for Installation of Remote Monitoring Equipment
03/31/2010BNSF Expands Premier Transload Network
03/18/2010Perishable LOGS Freight Incentives for Frozen Vegetables BNSFQ 112622 and Frozen Meat & Poultry BNQ 105784
03/09/2010BNSF to Headline PNWARS Spring Seminar
01/20/2010Hazardous Waste Manifests Change of Address Effective Immediately
01/06/2010Perishable LOGS Enhancements and Freight Incentives for Frozen Vegetables BNSFQ 112622 and Frozen Meat & Poultry BNQ 105784
12/16/2009Lumber and Panel LOGS Program Enhancements Effective February 15, 2010
12/11/2009Update: Refrigerated Boxcar CARB Emission Regulations in California
12/10/2009New Non-Accident Release Charge For Hazardous Commodities Effective January 1, 2010
11/06/2009AAR General Rules Change – Solicitation for Comments
11/05/2009Winter Loading Practices Effective November 15, 2009
10/27/2009AAR General Rules Change – Solicitation for Comments
10/14/2009Restriction on Manipulation of Tank Cars of Hazardous Commodities While on BNSF Property
10/02/2009Additional Loading Time for Centerbeam Flatcars Effective October 5, 2009
09/30/2009LOGS Program Enhances Rules for Centerbeam Users
09/09/2009BNSF Further Aligns Hazmat Handling With Recent Freight Rail Security Regulations Effective October 1, 2009
09/04/2009Reminder: AAR Open Top Loading Rules For Scrap Metal
08/31/2009Reminder: How to Receive the Refund from Your Pay-for-Proposal Dimensional Clearance Requests
08/20/2009Extension of Tiered Discounts at BNSF Logistics Center Fontana
08/10/2009BNSF To Close Multiple Track Scales Effective November 8, 2009
08/07/2009Extension of Discounts at Partners Dimensional Services In Aurora, Illinois
07/16/2009BNSF to Serve the Port of Benton Effective July 20, 2009
07/16/2009BNSF to Offer LOGS Program Auctions for Foods Equipment Beginning July 20, 2009
07/09/2009Perishable LOGS Freight Incentives For Frozen Vegetables BNSFQ 112622 And Dairy BNSFQ 112424
06/18/2009BNSF Carbon Estimator Now Available on bnsf.com
06/05/2009Despacho Previo Notifications Via Email Only Effective June 15, 2009
05/20/2009Billing Enhancement to Pay-for-Proposal Dimensional Clearance Request Program
04/30/2009Refrigerated Boxcar CARB Emission Regulations in California
04/13/2009Continuance of Perishable LOGS Freight Incentive For Frozen Vegetables BNSFQ 112622 And Dairy BNSFQ 112424
03/31/2009Final Report: Derailment at Pleasant Hill, Iowa
03/29/2009Update Report: Derailment at Pleasant Hill, Iowa
03/17/2009Extension of Discounts at Partners Dimensional Services In Aurora, Illinois
03/17/2009Extension of Tiered Discounts at BNSF Logistics Center Fontana
03/16/2009BNSF Mexico Support Update
02/27/2009New TSA Freight Rail Security Regulations Effective April 1, 2009
02/18/2009BNSF Implements Pay-for-Proposal Model For Dimensional Clearance Requests
02/17/2009Despacho Previo Rule Change Effective March 15, 2009
02/10/2009Additional Perishable LOGS Auction and LOGS Freight Incentive For Frozen Vegetables BNSFQ 112622 And Dairy BNSFQ 112424
01/12/2009Preliminary Report: Derailment Earlville, Illinois
12/19/2008BNSF to Hold Current Rates in February 2009 - Enhancements Made to LOGs Program
12/15/2008New Demurrage Plan for Unloading Rail-Controlled Covered Hoppers (Excluding Shuttles) Effective February 1, 2009
12/15/2008New “One Price” Plan for Private Equipment Storage Effective February 1, 2009
12/05/2008Submitting Shipping Instructions For Shipments To Mexico
12/05/2008Submitting Shipping Instructions For Shipments To Canada
11/20/2008REMINDER: Policy to Enhance Transportation Safety Of Hazardous Materials Effective December 1, 2008
11/07/2008Metals LOGS Penalty Fees Temporarily Waived Beginning November 3, 2008
10/31/2008Policy to Enhance Transportation Safety Of Hazardous Materials Effective December 1, 2008
08/15/2008AAR Open Top Loading Rules Revisions Effective August 20, 2008
08/14/2008Extension of Tiered Discounts at BNSF Logistics Center Fontana
07/09/2008New Operator at BNSF’s Reload Facility In Eola, Illinois
06/30/2008REMINDER: New Options Added to BNSF’s 888 Phone Number Effective Today
06/17/2008New Option Added to BNSF’s 888 Phone Number Effective June 30, 2008
05/28/2008BNSF Improves Dimensional Clearances in Duluth, MN And Width-Based Speed Restrictions System-Wide
05/27/2008Reminder: Completely Unloading and Reporting Condition of Railcars Improves Car Availability and Quality
05/07/2008BNSF Saw Log Flatcar Transition Plan
04/23/2008Extended Customs Hours Now At Eagle Pass, TX
03/10/20082008 LOGS Program Steel Auctions To Begin March 17, 2008
02/22/2008Extension of Tiered Discounts at BNSF Logistics Center Fontana
01/25/2008AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual Now Available Online
12/18/2007LOGS Penalty Fees Waived For the Weeks of December 24th and 31st, 2007
12/17/2007New Enhancements Available In BNSF’s Loading Origin Guarantees (LOGS) Program
11/30/2007BNSF To Close Oklahoma City Scale Effective January 1, 2008
11/28/2007Policy to Enhance Transportation Safety of Hazardous Materials To Be Delayed Until Further Notice
11/28/2007Winter Loading Practices Effective December 1, 2007
08/30/2007Changes to Private Railcar Storage Rules Effective October 1, 2007
08/13/2007BNSF Woodinville Subdivision Dimensional Freight Service Changes
08/03/2007Retroactive Discounted Rates Program For Transportation Safety of Hazardous Materials Effective January 1, 2008
07/02/2007Update to Policy Changes to Enhance Transportation Safety of Hazardous Materials Effective January 1, 2008
06/29/2007Hazardous Waste Manifests Change of Address Effective August 1, 2007
06/18/2007Extension of Enhanced Incentive Program at BNSF Logistics Center Fontana
06/13/2007Port of Entry Changes for Some British Columbia Traffic Effective June 27, 2007
04/17/2007Enhancement of Incentive Program at BNSF Logistics Center Fontana Effective May 1, 2007
04/09/2007Policy Changes to Enhance Transportation Safety of Hazardous Materials Effective January 1, 2008
03/23/2007Policy Changes on Explosives and Commodities Designated as Inhalation Hazard Effective May 1, 2007
03/22/2007Construction on Loading Dock at Bakersfield, California Effective April 9, 2007
03/07/2007Mileage-Based Fuel Surcharge Update Effective April 25, 2007
02/28/2007Metals Products Guarantees
01/30/2007BNSF Woodchip Gondolas
01/12/2007Extension of Tiered Discount at BNSF Fontana Logistics Center through August 31, 2007
11/21/2006BNSF Private Car Registration
11/14/2006Despacho Previo Changes
11/13/2006BNSF Private Car Registration
11/01/2006Despacho Previo Process for Mexico Traffic Moving via San Ysidro
10/13/2006Winter Loading Practices go into Effect
09/29/2006New Association of American Railroads (AAR) Loading Rules for Packaged Lumber Products Effective October 6, 2006
09/15/2006New Regulations for Petroleum Products
08/15/2006Clean Cars Mean Fewer Injuries
08/10/2006BNZFURN: Furniture: Price Increase Effective October 1, 2006
08/08/2006New Bundled Pricing Tool for Industrial Products Commodities Effective October 1, 2006
07/28/2006Submitting Shipping Instructions for Hazardous Material Shipments
07/10/2006Reminder: Effective Today, July 10, 2006 - Just One Number to Call
07/05/2006Effective July 10, 2006 - Just One Number to Call
07/05/2006Open and Covered Coil Fleet Equipment Update Effective July 17, 2006
06/21/2006Port of Entry Changes for Some British Columbia Traffic Effective July 5, 2006
06/14/2006New Tiered Discount on Centerbeam and Boxcar Transloading Services at BNSF Fontana Logistics Center
06/09/2006BNSF 90085: Liquefied Petroleum Gas Rate Revisions and New Groups
05/12/2006New AAR Standards for Installation of Remote Monitoring Equipment
06/07/2005Changes to BNSF Team Track Policy

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