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To: BNSF Carload Customers

Plastic Forecast Tool Changing

The Plastic Forecast Tool used by Plastic Customers to forecast demands will be incorporated into version 2.0 of the Railcar Equipment Request (RER) tool on Aug. 19, 2013.

This improved tool streamlines and simplifies the process for placing and managing railcar forecasts and provides:

  • A single tool to capture rail-controlled and private fleet demands.
  • The ability to better manage the transportation portion of your supply chain.
  • A single calendar which allows the entry of forecasts and the modification of existing forecasts.

To access the RER tool, log in to and look for the link under Ship. If you do not have access to the secure, you can register at any time by clicking the Register link in the Customer Login box on the BNSF home page. If you do not have access to RER version 2.0, contact Teresa Granone at 817-867-6008.

To learn more about the RER version 2.0 Plastic Forecast Tool, click here: Private Help.

If you have any questions about the RER tool, please contact BNSF Equipment at 888-428-2673 (select options 4, 4 and 3).

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