BNSF Mobile Applications Extend Customer Shipment Management to Smart Phones

FORT WORTH, Texas — BNSF Railway in March announced it has released four new mobile applications that enable customers to manage their BNSF shipments on their smart phones.

The new applications – Unit Trace, Switch and Release, Coal Train Tracing and Display Lot Location (DLL) – are now available on the new BNSF mobile website.

“At BNSF we are constantly looking for ways to enhance processes and tools that make doing business with BNSF easier” said John Lanigan, BNSF executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “We are proud to offer our customers some of the most robust mobile functionality in the industry.”

The Unit Trace and Switch and Release applications make equipment management easier and more productive. Customers can manage their shipments remotely by alerting BNSF that they have unloaded a railcar and are ready for BNSF to pick up the empty car. They can also track their shipment while it is on the BNSF network. For coal customers, BNSF offers a specially designed Coal Train Tracing application that tracks entire trains by a specific mine or utility location.