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To: BNSF Lumber/Panel Customers

Lumber/Panel LOGs Auction Beginning January 19, 2015

BNSF is pleased to announce that beginning Monday, January 19, 2015, guaranteed equipment and placement of centerbeam flats, bulkhead flats and a limited number of boxcars will be offered for a 52, 26, 13 and 4-week permit through BNSF's Loading Origin Guarantees (LOGs) Program.

The following list highlights key features of the 2015 LOGs program:

  • LOGs customers will be subject to the same pricing as non-LOGs shipments, with the exception of any eligible freight deductions/allowances.
  • The freight deductions for 52-week centerbeam flatcars and 52-week bulkhead flats remain the same:
    • 52-week centerbeam flatcar remains at $100 per car
    • 52-week bulkhead flat permits remains at $50 per car
  • Freight deducts/allowances for 52-week boxcar permits will be reduced to $0.
  • The weekly ordering deviation for all permits will change to -20% / +10%.
  • Loading origin area for 81ft. and 60ft. centerbeams will be limited to the Pacific Northwest states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Canadian Province of British Columbia

BNSF continues to guarantee placement of the car at customer's facility (or interchange point if not directly served by BNSF) within the 2nd scheduled switch of the want date, subject to a $200 penalty per car to BNSF. Customers must file the claim within 30 days of the failure.

The auctions will begin Monday, January 19, 2015, with auctions to be held each Monday (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST) through and including Monday, February 2, 2015, or until all available equipment has been allocated, whichever is sooner.

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

For further details about the BNSF LOGs Program, please consult Rules Book BNSF-7.

If you have any questions please contact your BNSF Sales Representative or email

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