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To: BNSF Domestic Trailer and Container Intermodal Customers

BNSF ETL Intermodal Schedule Changes Effective September 8, 2008

BNSF is focused on continuously improving consistency of service and providing additional enhancements into the fast growing markets of the southeast.

Effective September 8, 2008, the following service changes including cut off times and availability will be made between Southern California and Harvard, AR / Memphis, TN.

Expedited Trailer:

  • Service to/from the Harvard market will now originate and terminate at our Memphis, TN Intermodal Facility, instead of Harvard, AR.
  • The last available cutoff for transit between Harvard, AR, and Los Angeles, CA is:
      • Harvard, AR to Los Angeles – Friday, September 5, at 2000 CT
      • Los Angeles, CA to Harvard, AR – Friday, September 5, at 2100 PT
  • Please note: Memphis, TN, will need to be used as the origin or destination on the Shipping Instructions, effective Saturday, September 6, 2008. Please remember to update your billing patterns.
  • All units will need to be out gated from the Harvard, AR Intermodal facility no later than Friday, September 12, 2008.
  • This change provides an opportunity to enhance the Expedited Trailer network by aligning with customer needs to serve the southeast markets.

Premium Container:
  • Domestic containers will continue to be served through Los Angeles, CA, and Memphis, TN Intermodal facilities per current service offerings.
  • Earlier morning availability for Los Angeles destined freight. No changes to cut off time or day of week service.

Attached are the new service schedules for Trailers to and from the Memphis market.

MN 08-28_Southeast TSP Schedules - ETL.pdf

Important Note: Any Expedited trailer tendered after the Harvard, AR, cutoff of 2000 on Friday, September 5, 2008, should be taken to the Memphis, TN Intermodal facility to begin the new service. Any Expedited trailer tendered in Los Angeles, CA, after the Los Angeles cutoff of 2100 on Friday, September 5, 2008, will be made available at the BNSF Memphis, TN Intermodal facility.

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

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

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