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To: BNSF IMC, Truckload and Intermodal National Accounts Customers
01/12/2007

Final Phase of "P" TOFC Service Conversion Effective March 1, 2007

During 2005, BNSF announced a plan to continue focusing on ways to expand capacity by simplifying our service offerings. The plan included the modification of schedules in select lanes that would be implemented in several phases.


    During phase one, BNSF converted a number of Premium TOFC lanes to Expedited ("E") trailer schedules, and announced that in the long term, Premium ("P") schedules will be reserved for containers only.

    In phase two, BNSF changed the remaining Premium trailer cutoff and availability times to duplicate the Premium container goals in the corresponding lanes, and announced that ultimately, these goals would be converted to either Expedited ("E") trailer goals or Premium ("P") container goals.

During the final phase, effective March 1, 2007, BNSF will convert all remaining Premium ("P") trailer goals to Expedited ("E") trailer goals. As a result of this conversion, all remaining Premium ("P”" trailer goals will have an expiration date of February 28, 2007. In addition, all prices for these lanes will expire on February 28, 2007.

The attached table shows lanes that will be converted from Premium ("P" trailer schedules to Expedited ("E”" trailer and/or Premium ("P") container schedules. After the final phase of conversions occurs on March 1, 2007, all Premium ("P") schedules will be reserved for containers only.

If you have questions regarding this conversion, please contact your Intermodal Sales Representative at 888-428-2673. Your business is important to us. Thank you again for choosing BNSF as your transportation provider.

MN 01-12_P TOFC lanes after Sept 1 2006 eliminations.xls


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