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To: BNSF Metals Customers

Metals LOGs Auction 1-week May LOGs Permit

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, guaranteed placement of 66-foot gondolas will be offered for the 1-week shipping period (May 28 – June 3, 2018) through BNSF's Loading Origin Guarantees (LOGs) Program.

Based on the current Metals LOGs bid calendar, one week each quarter is open which does not have a short-term LOGs permit offering. Therefore, we are offering a second one-week LOGs bid to fill the gap.

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

  • Close the gap in quarterly short-term LOGs permits
  • Take advantage of spot opportunities
  • 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, May 16, 2018.

Additional "gap coverage" auctions are tentatively planned for July 18, 2018, and February 13, 2019.

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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