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To: BNSF Food and Beverage Customers

BNSF 90073: Public Beverages Price Adjustments Effective January 1, 2011

In addressing our customers’ needs for reliable and efficient service, BNSF continues to invest in our assets and infrastructure. We review and adjust our transportation rates based on market conditions and in support of the ongoing investment and maintenance of the refrigerated boxcar fleet.

In accordance with BNSF’s Industrial Products Price Calendar, beverages in BNSF 90073 will incur price adjustments effective January 1, 2011. For planning purposes, rate increases will average four percent (4%), plus appropriate adjustments made as we rebase fuel surcharge to reflect our $2.50 HDF strike price. Certain individual rate increases may exceed or fall below announced levels based on market conditions. Please note that joint line price increases may vary based on foreign line requirements. As announced in a Pricing Update earlier this year, BNSF prices are being rebased to a $2.50 strike price. The fuel surcharge and credit program will apply as stated in BNSF Rules Book 6100 series, item 3376.

Rates will be posted to the BNSF Price Publications Web page prior to January 1, 2011. To view the rates, please click here.

If you require more information regarding your specific lane adjustments, please contact your BNSF sales representative or email

Your business is important to us. Thank you again for choosing BNSF Railway as your transportation provider.

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