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To: BNSF Perishable Boxcar Customers

BNQ 104149: Perishable – WA Fruit Rates Price Adjustments Effective September 1, 2009

In addressing our customers' needs for reliable and efficient service, BNSF continues to invest in our infrastructure and in our efforts to manage escalating costs. We review and adjust our transportation rates based on market conditions and to support our on-going investment and maintenance of our extensive network.

In accordance with BNSF's Industrial Products Price Calendar, apple rates in BNQ 104149 will be taking price adjustments effective September 1, 2009.

This segment will also be moving from percentage-of-revenue fuel surcharge to mileage-based fuel surcharge with the effective date of the new document. For more information regarding mileage-based fuel surcharge, please see the following links: and

For planning purposes, rate increases will average six percent (6%). Certain individual rate increases may exceed or be below announced levels based on market conditions.

Rates will be posted to the BNSF Price Publications Web page prior to September 1, 2009, and can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

Your business is important to us. Thank you again for choosing BNSF as your transportation service provider. If you have questions regarding these price adjustments, please contact your Sales Representative at 888-428-2673, or email

If you have any questions, please send an email to