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To: BNSF Agricultural Products Customers

New Direct DET COT Shipping Option Coming in July

To enhance your shipping options for the months of October and November, BNSF will offer Direct Domestic Efficiency Train (DET) Certificates of Transportation (COTs) for whole grains. Direct DETs will be specifically available for 110-car trains of corn, milo, soybeans or wheat loaded within 24-hours and destined to a single destination.

The Rules Tariff for this new offering will be published under BNSF 4022 Item 13505.

Summary of the Direct DET product offering:

  • Loaded at BNSF shuttle origins within the states of CO, IL, KS, MO, OK or TX
  • Billed to single BNSF shuttle destinations except Duluth, MN, Superior, WI or the Pacific Northwest
  • Applicable tariff rate items will reference the Direct DET Rules (BNSF 4022, Item 13505)
  • No prepayment is required
  • No cancellation fee will apply
  • Not eligible for Origin Efficiency Payment (OEP), Destination Efficiency Payment (DEP) or reload incentives

Eight (8) consecutive permit numbers will be assigned to each Direct DET for shipping months of October and November and ten (10) Direct DET COTs will be offered. Look for auction announcements in the coming days.

We look forward to providing this new offering to enhance your shipping options with BNSF. 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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