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To: BNSF Perishable Boxcar Customers

UPDATE: Perishables Boxcar LOGs Auction Will Begin February 9, 2015

Extension Option Available to Current Permit Holders

BNSF is pleased to announce that beginning Monday, February 9, 2015, guaranteed equipment and placement of 72-foot refrigerated boxcars will be offered for a 26, 13 and four-week permit through BNSF's Loading Origin Guarantees (LOGs) Program.

BNSF is offering the extension option, and moving the first auction date from February 2 to February 9, to give customers more time to evaluate LOGs program changes, in addition to the pricing changes taking effect on March 1.

Below are the key changes to the 2015 perishable boxcar LOGs program:

  • The weekly ordering deviation for all permits will change to -20% / +10%. Please note that a reduction of orders below the weekly commitment could result in a penalty being assessed against the LOGs holder at the end of the permit term.
  • LOGs customers will be subject to the same pricing as non-LOGs shipments, with the exception of any eligible freight deductions/allowances.

The auctions will be held on Monday, February 9, 2015, and Tuesday, February 17, 2015 (based on equipment availability) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST for 26, 13 and four-week shipping periods beginning March 2, 2015.

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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