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To: BNSF Carload Customers

BNSF Mileage-Based Fuel Surcharge Adjusted Interchange Mileage

Effective October 1, 2007, BNSF will upgrade to PC*Miler Version 14 from ALK Technologies as the mileage source for interline moves on which BNSF has pricing authority. PC*Miler Rail Fuel Surcharge router will be used to calculate total miles for those interline moves. This represents a change from the PC*Miler shortest non-familized router that BNSF has used since April 25, 2007.

For interline shipments billed prior to October 1, interline mileage will be the shortest non-familized miles according to PC*Miler Version 13. For auditing purposes, Version 13 mileage will remain available via the BNSF Web site after the move to Version 14 on October 1.

For movements that originate and terminate on BNSF, and on the BNSF portion of Rule 11 shipments, customers can continue to compute mileage using the mileage inquiry on the Web at

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