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To: BNSF Metals Customers

Metals LOGs Auction 1-week “End of Month” March LOGs Permit

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, guaranteed placement of 66-foot gondolas will be offered for the 1-week shipping period (March 26 – April 1, 2018) through BNSF's Loading Origin Guarantees (LOGs) Program.

The 1-week LOGs permit provides guaranteed empty equipment for customers to:

  • Fulfill end-of-month demand surges
  • Take advantage of spot opportunities
  • Realize gains from shipments before new month starts
  • Add flexibility to existing LOGs commitments (currently limited to 20% weekly)

The 1-week LOGs permits have a modest $100 per car minimum bid and a 0% flex with a 1-car minimum. (Longer term permits have a $0 per car minimum bid and 20% weekly flex). The 1-week shipping period auction will only be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2018.

Additional “end of month” auctions are tentatively planned for April 11 and May 9.

For further details of upcoming auction dates, review the bid calendar for 66-foot gondolas. For further details about the BNSF LOGs Program, please consult Rules Book BNSF-7.

For information about the various LOGs applications and how to use the program, please review the
LOGs quick reference guide.

If you have any questions, please contact your BNSF sales representative or email

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