Shortline Services

Different rail carriers have their strengths. For some, it's fast, consistent long-haul business. For others, it's knowing the ins and outs of regional markets so that products can be gathered and delivered quickly and easily.

The BNSF Shortline Development Group brings these elements together, facilitating interaction between shortline carriers and various functions within BNSF, including the sales, marketing and operations functions.

We connect with all other Class I carriers, and approximately 200 shortlines, regional carriers and switch carriers. These long-term relationships supply shippers and receivers with seamless, efficient transportation from door-to-door, providing the most direct, efficient and cost-effective passage possible.

Search the BNSF Shortline Directory for more information about our Shortline connections.

Customer Tools

Our new Customized Rate Profile tool enables you to create, save and run rate reports for the commodities you ship the most and the shipping lanes you most frequently use.

Also, all customers now have to log in to access pricing tools and information. If you do not have your login ID, please register on using our new expedited registration process. Once registered, you will have instant access to pricing information

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