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To: BNSF Carload Customers

New “One Price” Plan for Private Equipment Storage Effective February 1, 2009

Effective February, 1, 2009, BNSF is introducing a new “One Price” plan to equalize the price to store any private car at any BNSF station, to improve rail yard capacity and service consistency.

Private Cars on Railroad Track Awaiting Delivery to Customer
Today, most stations have a storage price of $75 per day for both loads and empties. We still have some locations at $20 per day for empties. To better align all stations and balance our network, the daily storage price for all private equipment being stored or held on railroad tracks will be the same:

For all remaining stations at $20 per day, the price for empty private car storage moves to $75 per day to equalize both empty and load prices across the network

o The price increase will apply to the following states and provinces: All or parts of Alberta, Idaho, Iowa, Manitoba, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming

    The $75 surcharge for hazardous loads on storage will remain in effect
      For questions regarding these changes, please contact our Demurrage, Storage and Extended Services (DSES) team at 888-428-2673, option 3,3,3.

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