Intermodal Storage (Dwell) Policy Changes
As part of our ongoing effort to position the intermodal network to handle continued growth for all intermodal customers, the BNSF Intermodal Storage Policy is being modified effective August 17, 2015. Reducing dwell will enable improved velocity and greater processing capabilities at BNSF intermodal facilities. Specific changes include:
Facility Group Consolidation
Intermodal facility storage groups will be simplified from three groups to two groups. Group One Intermodal Facilities will accrue storage charges after the day of notification plus 24 hours. Group Two Intermodal Facilities will accrue storage charges after the day of notification plus 48 hours.
Chargeable Days Modification
BNSF is returning to our prior policy of counting all days of the week, including Sunday, as part of the chargeable time calculations.
These updates are reflected in Item 37 and Appendix F: of the BNSF Intermodal Rules and Policies Guide (R&PG).For additional information, please contact your BNSF marketing representative.