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To: BNSF Carload Customers

New Carload Shipment Notifications Now Available on

As mentioned in a Update on January 8, BNSF is introducing new and enhanced carload shipment notification options through the Notifications channel inside the secure Loaders, unloaders, in-care-of (or similar parties) may now sign up to receive the below notifications by email, informing you of events surrounding your shipments to make it easier for you to manage them. You will also see a recent historical record of the notifications sent to you on the “Recent History” tab.

Notifications Moving from Fax to Email
BNSF is transitioning carload notifications formerly sent by fax to email. These email notifications will contain the same information as fax notifications sent currently.

Enhancements to Existing Notification – Service Change Notification
This notification sends an alert when there is a time of day and/or day of week change to local service. Changes made to local service will now show details of your previous service and what the new service will be.

    New Notification – Embargo/OPSL Awareness Notification
    This new email notification sends an alert when a rail shipment is impacted by an embargo (temporary restriction of traffic movement) or OPSL note (permanent controlled traffic movement).

    For more information on the different notification types, please see the attached Carload Shipment Notification Descriptions. 02-02_New carload notifications - descriptions.pdf

    How do I sign up?
    Customers must be a registered user to receive notices by email or to view the notices online. If you do not currently have a login (ID and password), you are encouraged to register as soon as possible by clicking on the “Register/Login Customer” link at

    Email subscriptions can be found on your secure home page inside the Notifications channel, on the “Monitor Shipments” tab. See a sample screenshot.

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    Where can I find more information?
    For help with obtaining a login or with notification subscriptions, please contact BNSF eBusiness Help at 888-428-2673, option 4, 1, or email

    For questions about the content of the notices or details about your shipment, please contact BNSF Customer Support at 888-428-2673, option 4, 3.

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

    If you have any questions, please send an email to