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To: All BNSF Intermodal Customers

BNSF Enhances Service Between LA and Memphis

BNSF is pleased to announce enhanced Intermodal Premium Container and Expedited Trailer service between Los Angeles, CA, and Memphis, TN. In addition, BNSF is pleased to introduce new Intermodal Expedited Container service (both east- and westbound) in this lane. Effective Monday, July 13, 2009, customers will experience these enhanced and new competitive service offerings. Details are below:

    Los Angeles, CA, to Memphis, TN (Eastbound)
Expedited Trailer Service – Five-hour later origin cutoff
Premium Container Service – Improved origin cutoff and destination availability times, in addition to a change in day-of-week service offerings
      Memphis, TN, to Los Angeles, CA (Westbound)
    Premium Container Service – Enhanced service by 16 hours, with a 4th-afternoon availability

      Between Los Angeles and Memphis (Both east- and westbound)
    New Expedited Container Service – Features same origin cutoff and destination availability as Expedited Trailer service

    Please see the attached schedules for more information:
      Los Angeles to Memphis
      MN 07-02_LA-Memphis - LA-Mschedules.pdf

      Memphis to Los Angeles
      MN 07-02_LA-Memphis - M-LAschedules.pdf

    BNSF works closely with customers to provide services that meet current and future shipping needs, and will continue to evaluate future enhancements of Intermodal service based on your feedback.

    Access to the Memphis Market
    The BNSF Memphis Intermodal Facility is ideally located to provide strategic advantages for our customers:
    o Easily accessible from major highways
    o Located in the heart of the Memphis warehousing/retail district and within a six-mile dray of over 50 U.S. retailer/importer warehouse locations
    o Increased asset utilization and reduced drive times for draymen

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    BNSF’s New Memphis Intermodal Facility
    In late 2009, BNSF will open a new state-of-the-art Memphis Intermodal Facility, located adjacent to the existing Memphis Intermodal Facility. Customers shipping to and from Memphis will continue to have ideal access to the Memphis market, plus increased capacity and efficiency advantages. This advanced technology transportation center will combine direct rail, truck, transload and intermodal services with distribution and warehousing services in one centralized location.

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    If you have any questions, please contact your BNSF Marketing Representative. Your business is important to us. Thank you for choosing BNSF Railway as your transportation service provider.

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