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To: BNSF Agricultural Products Customers
02/10/2020

Year-Long DET Program Changes Effective February 10, 2020

BNSF will implement the following change to our Year-Long DET Program that will apply to new sales with shipping periods starting FP May 2020 and forward. Current Year-Long DETs purchased prior to February 10, 2020, will continue running under the existing rules.   

Effective February 10, 2020, the prepayment for Year-Long Domestic Efficiency Trains (YL DET) COTs will be reduced to $40 per car. The change to this program will be published in BNSF 4022, Item 13506 and BNSF 4090, Items 10400 and 10550.

Summary of the prepayment change to the Year-Long DET program:

  • The Base COT Prepay will be $49,920 per YL DET ($40 per car x 104 cars x 12 months).
  • Any number of individual permits may be cancelled for each YL DET without requiring remaining trips to be cancelled.
  • There is no fee for cancelling a YL DET, unless a car order has been placed. Note that cancellation of, or failure to timely order, the COT will result in forfeiture of the Base COT Prepay and an additional charge of $160 per car ($200 Base COT Prepay obligation minus $40 Base COT Prepay) will apply to the specific permit(s) cancelled.
  • If a car order has been placed, cancellation charges as listed in BNSF 4022,Item 12163 are applicable.

Look for auction announcements in the coming days.

For questions or concern, please contact COTs@bnsf.com.

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