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To: BNSF Perishable Boxcar Customers

Perishable Boxcar LOGs Auction Beginning February 6, 2017

BNSF is pleased to announce that, beginning Monday, February 6, 2017, guaranteed equipment and placement of 72-foot refrigerated boxcars will be offered for 26-, 13- and four-week permits through BNSF's Loading Origin Guarantees (LOGs) Program.

The auctions will be held
Monday, February 6, 2017 (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST) and on Monday, February 13, 2017, unless all available equipment has already been allocated.

Effective February 27, 2017 (which begins the new 26-week shipping period), the following rules changes are being made for the 72-foot refrigerated boxcar LOGs program:

  • The weekly ordering flex will increase from +10% to +20% with a one-car minimum.
  • A new term flex of -5% will be established for all 26-week permit holders.
  • LOGs Rules language will change to be more specific concerning how shortfall penalties will be determined, as well as what will be 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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