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To: BNSF Metals Customers

Metals LOGs Auction Beginning April 3, 2017

BNSF is pleased to announce that, beginning Monday, April 3, 2017, guaranteed placement of 52-, 65- and 66-foot gondolas, bulkhead flatcars and transverse-covered coil cars will be offered for 52-, 26-, 13- and four-week permits through BNSF's Loading Origin Guarantees (LOGs) Program.

The auctions will held Monday, April 3, 2017, (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT), as well as Monday April 10, 2017 and Monday, April 17, 2017, unless all available equipment has been allocated.

Effective May 1, 2017 (which begins the new 52-week shipping period), the following rules changes are being made for the Metals LOGs program:

  • The weekly ordering flex will increase from +10% to +20% with a one-car minimum.
  • The LOGs allowance/deduct for 52-week permits is being reduced from $50 to $0.
  • LOGs rules language has been modified to clarify how shortfall penalties are determined, as well as what is considered an eligible LOGs shipment. (The number of eligible Bill(s) of Lading submitted showing the LOGs permit number during the LOGs period will be used to determine the shortfall.)
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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