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BNSF Thanks Truckers for Helping Deliver America

FORT WORTH, Texas, August 25, 2008:

BNSF Railway Company says thank you to the nation’s truck drivers this week by hosting events at its intermodal facilities in Fort Worth, Texas; Chicago and Willow Springs, Ill.; and San Bernardino and Los Angeles, Calif., in celebration of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

“Each year BNSF celebrates its partnership with trucking companies by showing the railway’s appreciation for their drivers,” says George Duggan, BNSF vice president, Domestic Intermodal.  “Trucks and trains are the backbone of a transportation system designed to ensure the products American consumers use daily are delivered safely and efficiently. By working together, we are providing transportation solutions for companies across the nation.”

Truck drivers entering the above mentioned facilities will be provided refreshments and gifts passed out by BNSF’s truckload sales team as part of BNSF’s Together We Deliver Value campaign.  In addition, BNSF is sending celebration kits to many of its carrier customers, including J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.; Schneider National, Inc.; U.S. Xpress; Transport America; Werner Enterprises Inc.; Yellow Roadway, Corp.; and Swift Transportation Company.

BNSF works with more than 75 domestic motor carriers to move in excess of 2 million trailer and container shipments each year across the country. Handling more than 5 million international and domestic containers and trailers each year, BNSF is one of the world’s largest intermodal rail carriers.

About BNSF
A subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (NYSE:BNI), BNSF Railway Company operates one of the largest North American rail networks, with about
32,000 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. BNSF is among the world's top transporters of intermodal traffic, moves more grain than any other American
railroad, carries the components of many of the products we depend on daily, and hauls enough low-sulfur coal to generate about ten percent of the electricity produced in the United States. BNSF is an industry leader in Web-enabling a variety of customer transactions at www.bnsf.com

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BNSF Railway Company
2650 Lou Menk Dr. 2nd Floor
Fort Worth, TX 76131-2830
P.O. Box 961057
Fort Worth, TX 76161-0057
Phone: (817) 352-1000

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