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To: BNSF Carload Customers

Software Update to BNSF Mileage-Based Fuel Surcharge Calculation Program

Effective Thursday, September 1, 2016, BNSF will upgrade to PC*Miler Rail version 22.2 as the mileage source for BNSF Local, BNSF portion of Rule 11 and Interline moves on which BNSF has pricing authority. BNSF will use the PC*Miler Rail Fuel Surcharge Router option in version 22.2 to calculate total miles for these moves. This new version will not affect how the mileage-based fuel surcharge is assessed.

This change is in response to an upgrade from PC*Miler Rail version 21.1, which BNSF has used since April 2, 2015. Updates to PC*Miler are the exclusive decision of ALK Technologies, a private software company, and are not dictated or controlled by BNSF. For details about the updates to PC*Miler version 22.2, see the ALK Technologies website.

For auditing purposes, version 21.1 mileages will remain available on the BNSF website after the upgrade to version 22.2.

Customers can continue to look up mileage for unit train movements subject to the coal unit train mileage table on the Web.

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