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To: BNSF Automotive Customers

BNSF Automotive 2014 Thanksgiving Operating Plan

This year, the Thanksgiving holiday will be observed on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28.

The number of trains operating on BNSF track is typically lower over the Thanksgiving holiday due to reduced freight volume. BNSF's Automotive 2014 operating plan for the Thanksgiving holiday will adjust operations to account for this potential reduction in traffic while remaining focused on meeting customers’ expectations.

Due to lighter volumes and possible train consolidations we anticipate that outbound and inbound shipments on Tuesday, November 25, through Monday December 1, may experience extended destination availabilities of up to 48 hours.

Delays may occur on interline traffic if connecting carriers have reduced operations for the holiday.

All automotive facilities will observe normal working hours on the days preceding and following Thursday, November 27. Loading and unloading on Thanksgiving Day will be performed as required.

For interactive tracing 365 days a year, please use BNSF’s Web Tracing tool at by logging in with your user name and password and selecting Track Your Shipment. For service issues, please call 888-428-2673 and select option 4, then option 3.

Customer Support will provide normal weekend coverage and maintain a limited staff on Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 28.

Shipping instructions must be submitted via EDI or by using the BNSF Shipping Instructions Web tool at Faxed shipping instructions are not accepted. Assistance with shipping instructions at BNSF Waybill Solutions is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please call 888-428-2673 and select option 3, option 2 and option 3 for assistance.

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

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