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To: BNSF Intermodal Customers

Increased Weight Maximums For BNSF Intermodal Shipments Effective June 11, 2007

As part of BNSF’s continuous effort to improve service and increase efficiencies for customers, effective June 11, 2007, the maximum weights for BNSF Intermodal shipments will increase to a maximum gross weight of:

67,200 pounds for 40’ – 53’ Containers (COFC)
52,900 pounds for 20’ Containers (COFC)
65,000 pounds for Trailers or TOFC Containers (Container moving on a chassis)

Maximum gross weight is the combined weight of cargo (lading) and the tare weight of equipment. Lading must not exceed the weight limit as stated on the manufacturer’s plate on the container or trailer.

Gross weight of the trailer/container must conform to all Federal, State and Local regulations for highway movement. If an overweight shipment is discovered or suspected, the shipper will be notified to retrieve the equipment. BNSF reserves the right to determine the method of interchange delivery.

These weight restrictions apply to all shipments, including equipment received or delivered in interchange, or from an on-dock or private facility. These changes also amend the weight restrictions for Bulk Ag (grain) shipments outlined in the Facility Update sent January 25, 2007. Certified scale weight tickets are still required to ingate all Bulk AG (grain) shipments.

This change will amend the BNSF Intermodal Rules and Policies Guide, Item 34: Maximum Equipment Weight and Overweight Handling.

If you have questions regarding these changes, please contact your BNSF Marketing Representative at 888-428-2673.

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