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.
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.
resulting data may be filtered, sorted, printed, or down-loaded into
an excel spreadsheet. Units can also be Picked for appointment.
Explorer version 5.5 or newer version.
Communicator version 4.75 or newer version.
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 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.
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.
Data in Excel
data presented in the original query can be downloaded into an excel
spreadsheet by clicking 'Original Data in Excel'
view the data in print-friendly format, click 'Printable Format'.
perform a new equipment search, click 'New Query'. The original "Enter
Units" page will be displayed.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Unit(s) has an authorized flip, but has yet to in-gate
at the origin facility.
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
Unit(s) is/are in BNSF inventory and HAVE been assigned
to a work group. At this point, flip authorizations can no longer
- Cancelled/Rejected: Flip authorization(s) which can not be performed.
Customer may have cancelled request or BNSF did not accept flip
Flip authorization(s) have been completed. Unit(s) is/are
still in BNSF Inventory and have not out-gated or train departed.
Unit(s) which had a flip authorization and have been out-gated.
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)".
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”
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.
do not have BNSF credit, but want to authorize a flip, do you accept
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
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:
Chicago (Cicero), IL
Chicago (Corwith), IL
Houston (Pearland), TX
Kansas City, KS
Logistics Park Chicago, IL
Los Angeles, CA
New Orleans, LA
St. Louis, MO
St. Paul, MN
South Seattle, WA
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
- 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
The local BNSF Intermodal facility will identify chargeable and
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.