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10/02/2018BNSF to Introduce Direct Intermodal Service Linking Pacific Southwest and the Ohio Valley Region
08/17/2018Network Update for Friday, August 17, 2018
08/09/2018Intermodal Storage (Dwell) Policy Update
07/11/2018Reminder: US In-Bond Reporting Changes Effective August 6, 2018
06/11/2018Intermodal Storage (Dwell) Policy Update
02/07/2018Equipment Support Phone Option Changes Effective February 14, 2018
01/10/2018US In-Bond Reporting Changes: New Waybill Data Requirement
12/08/2017Lumber/Panel LOGs Rollover and Auction Beginning January 15, 2018
06/01/2017New Federal Hazardous Material Emergency Contact Requirements Effective July 5, 2017
05/23/2017Hazardous Class Code Required in Shipment Instructions
01/11/2017Changes Streamline Border Support Process
12/22/2016BNSF Announces New Shipment Protection Program
12/06/2016Update: State of California will not seek to collect Hazmat fee retroactively
12/01/2016Changes Streamline Border Support Process
11/15/2016BNSF to Launch New Joint Intermodal Service with Kansas City Southern - Beginning December 1, 2016
09/08/2016Update: Legal Challenge Progressing in California Hazmat Shipments Case
09/01/2016New Domestic Intermodal Service Linking Pacific Northwest and Texas Beginning September 12, 2016
08/29/2016Updated BNSF Storage Policy to Reflect Changes in Shipment Notification Process Effective September 12, 2016
08/16/2016Hazardous Freight Shipping Instructions Requirement Reminder: Confirm your Emergency Response Contact Number
08/08/2016Potential Charge for Hazmat Shipments in California
06/12/2016Final Report: Gas Leak near Los Angeles Intermodal Facility
06/10/20166/12 to 6/18
06/03/20166/5-6/11 Marketing
06/02/2016Improved Service and Increased Frequency between Chicago, IL (Cicero) and St. Paul, MN
05/17/2016More Options for Your Business: BNSF Offers New and Expanded Service Between Chicago and Silao/El Paso
04/06/2016New North Line Domestic Intermodal Schedules Announced - Additional Expedited Service Between Chicago and Portland Coming Soon
01/19/2016Updated Automotive Rules and Policies Guide
01/05/2016Hazmat Billing Advisory: Packing Group No Longer Accepted for Certain Commodities
07/29/2015UPDATE: Changes to Carload Equipment Team Communication Process
07/27/2015Changes to Carload Equipment Team Communication Process
06/16/2015Intermodal Storage (Dwell) Policy Changes
05/04/2015Updates to Intermodal Rules and Policies Guide
03/09/2015Upcoming Intermodal Schedule Changes
03/02/2015Chicago Area Intermodal Facility Lane Changes
11/15/2014Final Report: Derailment at Casselton, North Dakota
11/15/2014Final Report: Derailment at Casselton, North Dakota
10/17/2014BNSF Announces Trailer Service to Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico
10/09/2014BNSF Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) Transition Update
09/23/2014Upcoming Changes for Intermodal Schedules
08/04/2014Upcoming Changes for Domestic Intermodal Schedules
07/14/2014Reminder: Demurrage and Storage Policy Changes Effective July 15, 2014
05/19/2014BNSF Announces A New Joint Intermodal Service With Ferromex
05/01/2014Big Lift Automotive Facility to Open June 1, 2014
02/06/2014Automotive Storage Relief for January Weather Conditions
02/06/2014New Container Lot in St Louis, MO
02/05/2014Intermodal Storage Relief for January Weather Conditions
02/03/2014BNSF COFC Changes for the Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ Lane
01/29/2014BNSF Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) Transition Update
12/30/2013BNSF Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) Transition Plan Update
12/05/2013Coming Soon: New BNSF Automotive Facility Near Denver
10/24/2013BNSF Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) Transition Plan Update
09/24/2013Schedules Now Available for Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) Intermodal Facility
08/29/2013Service Transition to BNSF Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) Intermodal Facility
07/25/2013Coming Soon: BNSF Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) Intermodal Facility
03/12/2013Ingate Change for International Containers Beginning April 1, 2013
02/22/2013LTL Service Changes Between Alliance, Texas, and San Bernardino, Calif., Effective March 18, 2013
01/07/2013AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual Now Available Online
12/06/2012BNSF Capacity and Resources Well-Positioned as Strike Ends
12/04/2012Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports Service Update
11/16/2012Voice Authentication System Implementation
07/12/2012New Domestic Container Intermodal Service Between Los Angeles and Various Eastern Markets
06/06/2012Updates to Intermodal Rules and Policies Guide for Hazardous and Liability Exceptions, Reels and Spools
03/19/2012Reminder: Barrier Seal Requirements
02/16/2012New Intermodal Embargo and Proper Loading Reminder
02/10/2012Service Changes from Alliance, Texas, to Southern California Effective February 26, 2012
01/06/2012Service Changes Between Houston and Oakland Effective February 5, 2012
12/19/2011Changes in Service between Southern California and Kansas City/Atlanta Effective February 5, 2012
12/05/2011Updates to Intermodal Rules and Policies Guide for Improper Price Authorities and Explosive Shipments
10/27/2011Updates to Intermodal Rules and Policies Guide for Lift Provisions, Prohibited Shipments and Chassis Locking Device Restraints
10/27/2011Changes to Premium Container Service from Seattle Effective December 1, 2011
10/27/2011Correction: Updates to Intermodal Rules and Policies Guide for Lift Provisions, Prohibited Shipments and Chassis Locking Device Restraints
10/26/2011Reminder: Contraband Notification Process
09/16/2011New Intermodal Embargo and Proper Loading Reminder
08/10/2011Correction: Intermodal Embargo and Proper Loading Reminder
08/03/2011Memphis to Los Angeles and Stockton Cutoff Change Effective August 8
07/29/2011New Intermodal Embargo and Proper Loading Reminder
07/11/2011Canceled: Intermodal Embargo - 07/06/2011
07/05/2011New Domestic Premium Container Service From Los Angeles to Northwest Ohio (CSX) Beginning July 11, 2011
05/17/2011Ingate Change for International Containers Shipped from Cicero, IL to Tacoma, WA
02/18/2011Ingate Changes for Los Angeles to Chicago Premium Container Traffic Effective March 14
12/20/2010Reminder: CARB Compliance Required
12/09/2010Reminder: CARB Tractor Registration Required and Non-Compliance Reported
12/09/2010Changes to Expedited Service From Portland Beginning December 11
11/19/2010International Intermodal Service Changes Effective December 3
11/17/2010Changes to Domestic Intermodal Service From San Bernardino To Kansas City Beginning December 1
11/05/2010Reminder: Complete Hazardous Information Needed
10/13/2010BNSF Increases Capacity To and From Atlanta Beginning Today
09/23/2010Updates to Intermodal Rules & Policies Guide
09/17/2010New Intermodal Embargo and Proper Loading Reminder
08/09/2010BNSF and Norfolk Southern Enhance Intermodal Container Service Beginning Today
08/03/2010Contraband Notification Process
07/23/2010In-gate Change for International Premium Containers Moving from Los Angeles to Logistics Park Chicago
07/21/2010BNSF Expands International Doublestack Service from the Pacific Northwest to the Midwest
07/06/2010New Intermodal Embargo and Proper Loading Reminder
05/13/2010Changes to Domestic Premium and Expedited Service from Portland, OR, Beginning May 29
05/07/2010Reminder: AAR Standards for Installation of Remote Monitoring Equipment
03/26/2010New Intermodal Embargo and Proper Loading Reminder
03/15/2010International Premium Service Changes From Memphis Effective April 6
03/09/2010BNSF to Headline PNWARS Spring Seminar
03/04/2010Intermodal Rules and Policies Guide Changes Effective April 15
02/01/2010BNSF to Offer Automotive Co-Loading Services and Per-Vehicle Pricing
01/29/2010BNSF and Norfolk Southern Enhance Coast-to-Coast Intermodal Service Beginning February 1
01/26/2010Changes to Expedited Truckload Service from Southern California Beginning February 6
01/26/2010Changes to Less-Than-Truckload Service from Southern California Beginning February 6
01/19/2010New Domestic Intermodal Service Enhancements Give Shippers a Competitive Advantage
01/19/2010International Intermodal Service Enhancements Available January 25
12/15/2009Changes to Memphis Intermodal Storage Policy Effective December 21, 2009
12/14/2009New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Requirements for Intermodal Equipment
10/12/2009CORRECTION: Intermodal Service Changes Effective November 3, 2009
10/12/2009BNSF Enhances Service Between LA and Houston
10/06/2009BNSF Intermodal Service Changes Effective November 3, 2009
09/14/2009CARB Tractor Registration Required By September 30, 2009
09/03/2009BNSF Expands Houston to Chicago Service Effective September 14, 2009
08/18/2009BNSF Expands Chicago to Denver Service Effective August 24, 2009
08/07/2009BNSF Intermodal Service Changes to Kansas City Effective August 24, 2009
08/07/2009BNSF Intermodal Service Changes to Kansas City Effective August 24, 2009
07/30/2009BNSF Offers New and Enhanced Atlanta Services
07/13/2009International Intermodal Service Changes From Oakland International Gateway Effective July 24, 2009
07/02/2009BNSF Enhances Service Between LA and Memphis
06/25/2009New Expedited Container Service Between LA and Chicago Available July 6, 2009
06/24/2009New Morning Cutoffs from Cicero to South Seattle Effective July 6, 2009
06/23/2009BNSF Enhances Service Between Northern California and Texas/Southeast Points
06/19/2009International Intermodal Service Changes Effective June 29, 2009
06/18/2009BNSF Carbon Estimator Now Available on bnsf.com
05/18/2009Enhanced Domestic Intermodal Service Out of Alliance, TX
05/05/2009Coiled Metal Loading Certificate Changes And New Logs Restrictions
05/01/2009New Premium Container Service Between Houston and Chicago
04/30/2009BNSF International Intermodal Service Changes Effective May 4, 2009 (unless otherwise noted)
04/27/2009BNSF Domestic Intermodal Service Changes Effective May 4, 2009 (unless otherwise noted)
04/17/2009BNSF Introduces New and Faster Premium Container Service
04/09/2009New Expedited Container Service (E-COFC) Lanes Available April 13, 2009
04/09/2009Intermodal Schedule Changes Between Willow Springs and Stockton
04/09/2009Intermodal Schedule Changes Between Willow Springs and Stockton
04/07/2009BNSF and CSXI Create Seamless Intermodal Expedited Trailer Service Into the Southeast
03/26/2009BNSF Intermodal Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Policy
03/16/2009BNSF Mexico Support Update
02/26/2009BNSF Is Getting Faster Between Southern California and Chicago
02/25/2009BNSF and CSXI Enhance Container Service Into the Southeast
02/06/2009BNSF Domestic Intermodal Schedule Changes Effective February 16, 2009 (unless stated otherwise)
02/06/2009BNSF International Intermodal Schedule Changes Effective February 16, 2009 (unless stated otherwise)
02/06/2009BNSF LTL Intermodal Schedule Changes Effective February 16, 2009
01/15/2009BNSF Offers Shortened Transit Times From the Pacific Northwest
01/14/2009New Restrictions for Explosive Hazardous Shipments Effective February 15, 2009
12/17/2008Redesigned Automotive Rules and Policies Guide Simplified and Streamlined
12/15/2008New Fee for Intermodal Trains Held Short of Customer Facility Effective February 1, 2009
12/05/2008Chicago Ohio Valley Cooperative Chassis Pool Beginning Next Year
11/21/2008BNSF Intermodal Service Changes Effective December 15, 2008
10/31/2008BNSF International Intermodal Service Changes Effective November 26, 2008
10/06/2008REVISED: BNSF LTL Intermodal Service Changes Effective November 3, 2008
10/03/2008BNSF LTL Intermodal Service Changes Effective November 3, 2008
10/01/2008BNSF International Intermodal Service Changes Effective October 13, 2008
09/29/2008BNSF Intermodal Schedule Changes Effective October 13, 2008
09/29/2008BNSF LTL Expedited Schedule Changes Effective October 13, 2008
09/26/2008BNSF ETL Intermodal Schedule Change Effective Sunday, September 28, 2008
09/18/2008Expedited Container Service (E-COFC) Schedule Change Effective October 6, 2008
09/11/2008BNSF Intermodal Service Changes Effective October 7, 2008
09/10/2008Weather: Hurricane Ike
08/28/2008BNSF LTL Intermodal Schedule Changes Effective September 8, 2008
08/28/2008BNSF ETL Intermodal Schedule Changes Effective September 8, 2008
08/21/2008BNSF International Intermodal Service Changes
08/12/2008New Expedited Container Service (E-COFC) Available August 15, 2008
08/04/2008BNSF LTL/Parcel Intermodal Service Changes Effective August 17, 2008
08/04/2008BNSF Expedited Truckload and Temperature-Controlled Intermodal Service Changes Effective August 17, 2008
07/15/2008BNSF International Intermodal Service Changes Effective July 28, 2008
07/08/2008New Weight Maximum For BNSF Intermodal Tank Containers Effective July 15, 2008
07/01/2008BNSF International Intermodal Service Changes Effective July 28, 2008
06/27/2008REMINDER: New Intermodal Rules and Policies Guide Effective July 1, 2008
06/06/2008Norfolk Southern and BNSF Intermodal Transcontinental Service Enhancements From California To Eastern Facilities Effective July 7, 2008
06/03/2008BNSF Domestic Premium Service Level Changes Between Los Angeles and Kansas City Effective July 7, 2008
05/30/2008Redesigned Intermodal Rules and Policies Guide Simplified and Streamlined
05/16/2008Changes to Intermodal Containerized Grain Shipments Effective June 1, 2008
05/15/2008BNSF Intermodal Schedule Changes From Chicago, IL, to San Bernardino, CA, Effective May 21, 2008
04/23/2008Extended Customs Hours Now At Eagle Pass, TX
04/22/2008BNSF International Intermodal Service Changes
From Seattle International Gateway To
Eastern Interline Destinations Effective May 16, 2008
01/30/2008BNSF Intermodal Schedule Changes From Chicago, IL, to Alliance, TX Effective February 26, 2008
01/25/2008AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual Now Available Online
01/21/2008New Weight Maximum For BNSF Intermodal Shipments Effective January 21, 2008
12/07/2007Increased Service Frequency from the PNW Effective December 10, 2007
11/16/2007BNSF International Intermodal Service Changes From the Port of Tacoma and Seattle International Gateway To Eastern Destinations
11/05/2007REMINDER: Changes to BNSF Intermodal Storage Policy Effective November 5, 2007
10/03/2007Changes to BNSF Intermodal Storage Policy Effective November 5, 2007
09/24/2007BNSF International Intermodal Service Changes At Oakland International Gateway Effective October 22, 2007
09/17/2007BNSF International Intermodal Service Changes Effective September 26, 2007
09/17/2007BNSF Domestic Intermodal Service Changes Effective September 26, 2007
08/22/2007BNSF Intermodal Leaning Load Inspection Policy
08/21/2007BNSF Intermodal Service Changes Effective August 28, 2007 - Expedited Truckload
08/21/2007BNSF Intermodal Service Changes Effective August 28, 2007 - Direct
08/13/2007REMINDER: BNSF Intermodal Service Enhancements Between Southern California and Memphis Effective August 15, 2007
07/20/2007BNSF Enhancing Shipment Notification For Beneficial Cargo Owners
07/17/2007BNSF Intermodal Service Enhancements Between Southern California and Memphis
Effective August 15, 2007
07/05/2007Increased Automotive Service Frequency Into Texas
06/18/2007BNSF Intermodal Service Changes Effective June 29, 2007 (unless otherwise noted)
06/15/2007BNSF Premium Domestic Intermodal Service Changes - Effective June 16, 2007
06/07/2007Increased Weight Maximums For BNSF Intermodal Shipments Effective June 11, 2007
05/31/2007REMINDER: BNSF Private Chassis Optimization Program Effective June 1, 2007
05/31/2007BNSF Intermodal Service Changes Effective June 14, 2007
04/20/2007BNSF Private Chassis Optimization Program Effective June 1, 2007
04/04/2007BNSF Retiring SFTZ Trailer Fleet Effective April 30, 2007
03/26/2007REMINDER: BNSF Intermodal Driver Database Effective March 31, 2007
03/14/2007Intermodal Policy Changes on Toxic/Poison Inhalation Hazardous Commodities Effective April 1, 2007
03/14/2007LTL Goal Changes at Chicago Willow Springs Effective April 10, 2007
03/14/2007ETL Goal Changes at Chicago Willow Springs Effective April 10, 2007
03/09/2007St. Paul, Minnesota to Los Angeles, California - Day of Week Frequency Change Effective March 21, 2007
03/05/2007Denver to Pacific Northwest Schedule Changes
02/22/2007REMINDER: BNSF and CSX Create Seamless Intermodal Doublestack Corridor Effective February 26, 2007
02/21/2007BNSF Intermodal Driver Database Effective March 31, 2007
02/21/2007Premium Intermodal Goal Changes Chicago to San Bernardino
02/13/2007BNSF Transitions VRYZ and VTRZ Marked Trailers Effective March 5, 2007
01/31/2007BNSF and CSX Create Seamless Intermodal Doublestack Corridor Effective February 26, 2007
01/12/2007Final Phase of "P" TOFC Service Conversion Effective March 1, 2007
01/11/2007BNSF Intermodal Service Changes Effective February 10, 2007
01/05/2007BNSF Transitions USAZ Marked Trailers Effective January 31, 2007
12/19/2006BNSF and CSX Create Seamless Intermodal Doublestack Corridor Effective February 26, 2007
12/12/2006BNSF Announces Pacific Northwest to Memphis Service Effective January 30, 2007
12/05/2006Distressed and Restricted Shipments
12/05/2006BNSF and CSX Move Birmingham Interchange to Memphis Effective January 4, 2007
11/20/2006BNSF Resuming Rail-Controlled Trailer Transitions Effective December 18, 2006
11/13/2006Goal Hour Reductions for Richmond Automotive Traffic
11/01/2006FXE Interchange Container Traffic Moves from Stockton to Oakland International Gateway Effective November 6, 2006
10/23/2006Reminder: Alliance to Los Angeles Cutoff Changes Effective October 24, 2006
10/11/2006BNSF Private Chassis Management Program
10/10/2006International Service Changes Effective October 24, 2006
10/09/2006Intermodal Service Changes Effective December 5, 2006
10/05/2006ACTA Special Fee Increase Effective November 24, 2006
09/01/2006Cutoff Change: Chicago to St. Paul Effective September 17, 2006
08/14/2006New Automotive Train V-PTLKCK - Designed to Improve Service to Kansas City and Alliance Effective September 14, 2006
08/07/2006Consolidated Chassis Management Announces Chassis Pool Cooperative in Memphis Area
08/04/2006Logistics Park Chicago to Oakland International Gateway: Elimination of Sunday Cutoff Effective August 20, 2006
08/02/2006New Process for Handling "NONZ" Equipment Effective October 1, 2006
08/01/2006Schedule Changes: Harvard to San Bernardino Effective August 15, 2006
07/28/2006Submitting Shipping Instructions for Hazardous Material Shipments
07/14/2006Auction Program Available for NACS Containers
07/10/2006Reminder: Effective Today, July 10, 2006 - Just One Number to Call
07/07/2006CORRECTION: Increase in Day-of-Week Frequency for International Container Traffic St. Paul to the PNW Effective July 24, 2006
07/06/2006Increase in Day-of-Week Frequency for International Container Traffic: St. Paul to the PNW Effective July 24, 2006
07/05/2006Effective July 10, 2006 - Just One Number to Call
06/26/2006Consolidated Chassis Management to Expand Denver Chassis Pool to BNSF Denver Intermodal Facility Effective July 1, 2006
06/26/2006Continued "P" TOFC Service Conversion Effective September 1, 2006
05/19/2006Intermodal Service Changes Effective June 15, 2006
05/12/2006New AAR Standards for Installation of Remote Monitoring Equipment
05/09/2006Intermodal Service Changes Effective June 8, 2006 - International
05/09/2006Intermodal Service Changes Effective June 8, 2006 - Expedited Truckload
05/09/2006Intermodal Service Changes Effective June 8, 2006 - Domestic
05/04/2006Requirements for Shipping ISO Tanks - Effective May 15, 2006 - International
05/04/2006Requirements for Shipping ISO Tanks: Food Products and Chemical Products - Effective May 15, 2006 - Domestic

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