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To: BNSF Industrial Products Customers And Non-Unit-Train Coal Customers

Mileage-Based Fuel Surcharge Expansion Effective April 25, 2007

BNSF has extended its mileage-based fuel surcharge program, effective April 25, 2007, to those shipments covered by the Surface Transportation Board (STB) fuel surcharge ruling of January 26, 2007.

BNSF’s “All Other Carload” mileage-based fuel surcharge table applies to public regulated, non-contract, non-boxcar shipments for which rates have not been prescribed by the STB. The table and actual fuel surcharges are available on the Web at

Mileage calculations between stations on BNSF are based on shortest-route BNSF mileage. Customers can compute mileage between BNSF-served points using the mileage inquiry on the Web at

BNSF also applies a mileage-based fuel surcharge to interline moves for which BNSF has pricing authority. Interline mileage is the shortest non-familized interactive miles available in PC*Miler Rail from ALK Technologies. An interline mileage lookup tool is available to registered BNSF customers at After logging on, click on “ALK RailMiles” under Plan.

If you have any questions about the fuel surcharge for April or May, please feel free to contact your Marketing Representative at

If you have any questions, please send an email to