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BNSF adding new option between Pacific Northwest and Texas

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BNSF Railway is adding a new option to allow intermodal customers to move freight between the Pacific Northwest and Texas.

Shippers who move commodities and a wide range of consumer goods between Portland, Oregon, or Seattle and BNSF’s facility in Fort Worth will now be able to reduce their transit times by up to two days when compared to rail transit time options currently in the marketplace. This new BNSF service will be comparable in speed to single-driver, over-the-road options. The new service will begin Monday, Sept. 12.

“We regularly work with our customers to identify and offer new and better transportation solutions to make their supply chains more effective,” said Katie Farmer, group vice president for consumer products for BNSF. “So we are constantly looking for opportunities to help meet consumer demands and this new service checks all the right boxes for adding efficiency to the marketplace. With an economy as dynamic as ours, BNSF is focused on delivering options that strengthen the competitive advantage of U.S. companies through our country’s supply chain.”

This new service option, the first of other new routes that will be announced and rolled out over the next year, comes online just in time for the fall fruit harvest in the Pacific Northwest and will help local businesses get their products to market more efficiently, according to a BNSF news release.

By leveraging underutilized capacity in the central section of BNSF’s network, this new service option means that BNSF will offer expedited service for customers who wish to have their shipments arrive in Dallas-Fort Worth on the morning of the fifth transit day. From BNSF’s intermodal facility located just north of Fort Worth, customers can reach any of the major Texas or Oklahoma markets with a short-haul trucking option to move containers and trailers for dry or refrigerated goods. Northbound service will also be faster operating with both expedited service arriving on the sixth morning and standard service reaching its destination on the sixth day.

Traffic along the route will run Monday through Friday, in both directions. This route includes a refueling option along the way for refrigerated equipment that carry temperature-sensitive equipment, according to BNSF.


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