BNSF Reduces Transit Schedules on 60 Percent of its Domestic Premium Intermodal Traffic

FORT WORTH, Texas — BNSF Railway Co. announced that it has reduced transit schedules on 60 percent of its Domestic Intermodal Premium Container traffic, and added 16 more days of service.

“These changes are a direct result of feedback from our domestic carrier customers on what they need to attract more over-the-road freight to a truck-rail intermodal solution,” said George Duggan, BNSF vice president, Domestic Intermodal.

One of the changes includes reducing transit time by 7 to 10 hours on BNSF’s premier Transcontinental route between Los Angeles/San Bernardino and Chicago, giving customers a morning availability and allowing for same day delivery.

BNSF also reduced transit time between Memphis and Los Angeles by 4 to 6 hours, and increased Houston, inbound and outbound day-of-week frequency. These enhancements build on the 77 service changes BNSF made to its Domestic Intermodal service in 2009, reducing transit schedules by 300 hours and adding 32 days of additional frequency, BNSF officials contend.