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To: BNSF Agricultural Products Customers

Additional Features Coming to the COT Online Tool

Enhancements will be available for auctions starting June 5, 2017, in the BNSF Certificate of Transportation (COT) system for both shuttles and non-shuttles.

As a result, there will be a brief outage from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2017. During that time you will not be able to access the COT Ownership Change application.

New Features for the COT Online Tool Include:

  • Auction and My Bids tab:
    • Create Bid and Edit Bid modals will display current winning bid amount as auction progresses
  • Auction tab:
    • Bid information for your company will be highlighted when you click the “Total Bids” hyperlink during an auction
    • Pulse COTs: “My Bids” hyperlink will display total COTs offered and number of COTs you requested for that auction
  • My COTs tab:
    • Ownership Change: When multiple COTs are displayed, you can ‘Select All’ for each page and ‘Deselect All’ for all pages

We hope you find these new enhancements will bring a better customer experience for you. For questions or concerns, please contact

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

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