Display Intermodal Lot Location (DLL) Help
 

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Display Intermodal Lot Location (DLL) is intended for acquiring information necessary to expedite intermodal unit pick up/out gate transaction. If the unit is grounded and the information is available, the results will contain Chassis Initial and Number, Current Station Location, and Current Lot/Row location. If the unit has been notified, the Last Free Day for storage will also be displayed.

Up to 100 Intermodal Units may be entered for each query. If the unit is not on BNSF property the result will contain NOT IN BNSF INVENTORY and the Waybill Found Yes/No indicator. If the unit is on BNSF property but not on the ground, i.e. en-route on train or in rail yard on flatcar, the result will contain IN INVENTORY NOT ON GROUND and the unit's ETA date and time only.

The resulting data may be filtered, sorted, printed, or down-loaded into an excel spreadsheet. Units can also be Picked for appointment.

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Netscape Communicator version 4.75 or newer version.

Sort

To sort data alphanumerically, type in the number associated to the column(s) (comma delimited) to be ordered, in the order they are to be filtered and click GO. Ex. 5, 7 (click Go).

Filter

To filter data in a particular column(s), check the column box and click Go. A list of the distinct data values in that column will be made available in a pick-list box. Select one of multiple values (control click for multiples), and click Go.

Original Data

The data presented in the original query can be redisplayed at any time by clicking 'Original Data'. This will restore any filtered or sorted data that may have been changed since the original query was executed.

Original Data in Excel

The data presented in the original query can be downloaded into an excel spreadsheet by clicking 'Original Data in Excel'

Printable Format

To view the data in print-friendly format, click 'Printable Format'.

New Query

To perform a new equipment search, click 'New Query'. The original "Enter Units" page will be displayed.

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Flip Authorization

Submitting Flip Authorization

The Display Intermodal Lot Location (DLL) Flip tool can be accessed via the DLL application. It allows you to authorize and manage flips. To authorize flips, begin by entering a unit(s) in the text box on the DLL search page and click "Submit." You will see the 'Display Data' page appear returning the information on the units queried. Select the unit(s) you wish to flip and click the "Authorize Flip" button.

Select the reason and type from the "Flip Reason" and "Flip Type" drop-down list. Enter any comments necessary and click "Submit" (note: comments will be shown on the flip invoice).

 

Customers with BNSF credit will have account(s) listed on this page. Select the desired 'Patron Code' and click "Continue with BNSF Credit." Customers without BNSF credit can use "Continue with a credit card." Please select the patron code which corresponds to the proper mailing address in the event an invoice needs to be issued for a completed flip. A message box will pop up to confirm the patron code that will be used for the flip authorization. Please be sure you have selected the correct patron code and click "OK" to continue.

 

Once you have completed your authorization you will be returned to the results page. The 'Inventory Status Field' will show "Open Flip Request Exists." You will receive an email confirming your flip authorization as well as when the flip has been completed.

 

Customers without BNSF credit and authorizing with a Credit Card can use "Continue with Credit Card." Enter all all required information on 'Credit Card Transaction Details Form' and click "Submit." Please note that only Visa or Mastercard are accepted. You will receive the same email confirmation for this transaction.

 

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Manage Flip Authorization

The Manage Flip Authorizations feature allows you to track your unit(s) throughout the entire process. Click the "Manage Flip Authorizations" link from any page in the application. This will take you to 'Flip Authorization Management Summary' page which displays the status of your submitted flip authorizations. Click any of the 'number' hyperlinks for details. When you click a number link, the screen will show flip details such as unit initial and number. If you wish to cancel a flip authorization, the unit must be in 'pended' or 'requested' status. To do so, click the "Cancel Flip" link on the 'Flip Authorization Management page.' You can only cancel a flip authorization in pended or requested status.

Status Descriptions

  • Pended: Unit(s) has an authorized flip, but has yet to in-gate at the origin facility.
  • Requested: Unit(s) are in BNSF system inventory and the hub has received an authorized flip, but the flip authorization has yet to be approved or assigned to a work group. Unit(s) may also be en-route by train to destination.
  • Assigned: Unit(s) is/are in BNSF inventory and HAVE been assigned to a work group. At this point, flip authorizations can no longer be cancelled.
  • Cancelled/Rejected: Flip authorization(s) which can not be performed. Customer may have cancelled request or BNSF did not accept flip authorization.
  • Completed: Flip authorization(s) have been completed. Unit(s) is/are still in BNSF Inventory and have not out-gated or train departed.
  • Out-gated: Unit(s) which had a flip authorization and have been out-gated.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. If I already have access to BNSF.com web tools, do I need to request additional access to authorize a flip?

    If you already have access to BNSF.com web tools, additional access is not required. Flip authorizations can be submitted via the BNSF.com web tool "Display Intermodal Lot Location (DLL)".

  2. Will I be able to cancel a flip authorization if needed?

    Yes. You can cancel a flip authorization up until the local BNSF Intermodal Facility has
    assigned the flip authorization to a work group for completion. At this point, flip authorizations
    can no longer be cancelled. To cancel a flip, click the “Manage Flip Authorizations” link and
    search for the unit. You can then click on the “Cancel” link.
  3. Will the hours of flip operations change at BNSF Intermodal Facilities?

    Unless otherwise noted by the local BNSF Intermodal Facility, there will be no change in the
    hours of operation for performing flips.
  4. I do not have BNSF credit, but want to authorize a flip, do you accept credit cards?

    Yes. You can authorize a flip by utilizing the Flip Authorization web tool and entering your
    credit card information when prompted. BNSF accepts Visa and Master Card.
  5. Will the web based flip authorization functionality be available at all BNSF Intermodal Facilities?

    The new flip authorization functionality within DLL will be available for the following BNSF
    Intermodal Facilities according to the below schedule:

    Alliance, TX
    Birmingham, AL
    Chicago (Cicero), IL
    Chicago (Corwith), IL
    Denver, CO
    Houston (Pearland), TX
    Kansas City, KS
    Logistics Park Chicago, IL
    Los Angeles, CA
    Memphis, TN
    New Orleans, LA
    Portland, OR
    St. Louis, MO
    St. Paul, MN
    South Seattle, WA



  6. How will I know if BNSF has received my flip authorization?

    A confirmation e-mail stating BNSF has received your flip authorization will be sent to you. In addition, you will be able to track your unit throughout the entire process by clicking on the “Manage Flip Authorizations” link within the DLL web tool.

  7. What if I have submitted a flip authorization for a non-chargeable flip?

    When authorizing your flip, please enter any information you want relayed to the BNSF
    Intermodal facility via the “comments” field within the “Flip Request Reason” screen.
    Comments entered will be available for viewing by the local BNSF Intermodal facility.
    The local BNSF Intermodal facility will identify chargeable and non-chargeable flips.

  8. How and when is a flip invoice generated?

    Invoices will be generated and sent to customers the day after a flip authorization has been completed. There will be one chargeable flip authorization per invoice, with detailed information, including comments entered by authorizing party.

  9. At what point can I submit a flip authorization for a unit?

    For origin flips, a flip authorization can be submitted for a unit with a waybill in “Suspended Status” (not yet in gate, but billing is in place) or for a unit which has already in gate at origin.

    For destination flips, a flip authorization can be submitted after a unit has origin train departed (TD) or at any time prior to destination out gate (this includes while unit is in transit or any time after destination de-ramp, as long as the unit is in the BNSF inventory).

  10. Where can I find additional help information regarding Flip Authorizations?

    You can find additional help information by clicking on the "Help" link within the Display Intermodal Lot Location (DLL) web tool or by going to the following links:

    User Guide: http://www.bnsf.com/apps/dll/dllhelp.html

    You can also call our e-Business Team at 1-888-428-2673, options 4, 1, or e-mail at eBizHelp@bnsf.com.

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