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To: BNSF Industrial Products Customers

LOGS Program Compliance

To improve customers’ understanding of billing surrounding BNSF’s Loading Origin Guarantees (LOGS) Program, BNSF has updated language in Rules Book, BNSF -7. The updated language better clarifies how compliance to the permits is measured. Specifically, page 8 states:

    “If the LOGS participant fails to place the required equipment request on time or in the required quantities, or fails to release the loaded shipments in the same week, the LOGS holder will pay BNSF a default fee of $200 ($100 for 52 week Lumber and Panel permits) and lose any applicable LOGS freight deductions that may have applied to those penalized cars.”
As a reminder, customers are required to order and ship their full LOGS commitment each week. BNSF will measure compliance on a weekly basis and invoice for any penalties on a monthly basis.

If you have any questions, please contact your BNSF Sales Representative or LOGS Manager at

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