BNSF Intermodal 2023 Thanksgiving Operating Plan

Nov 3, 2023

This year, BNSF will observe the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 23, and Friday, November 24. BNSF will continue to operate Intermodal trains over the holiday. However, due to lighter volumes of traffic and possible train consolidations, we anticipate shipments from Tuesday, November 21, through Monday, November 27 may experience delays of up to 48 hours. Connecting carriers who have reduced operations for the holiday may cause delays on interline traffic.

All BNSF Intermodal hubs will observe normal working hours during the holiday period. As a reminder, BNSF will add a standard $150 credit for every unit that outgates on a BNSF storage holiday (as defined in BNSF’s Intermodal R&PG) from any BNSF-operated intermodal facility (Group 1 or 2). Storage credits can be accessed and applied to any unit at any BNSF facility via the Storage Credit Tool.

For interactive tracking 365 days a year, please use BNSF’s tracking tool by logging in with your username and password. If you have questions regarding a shipment(s), please utilize the Message Us feature on the BNSF Customer Portal (must be registered/logged in to access) or contact BNSF Customer Support at 1-888-428-2673.

Customer Support will maintain a limited staff on Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 24. Normal coverage will resume on Saturday, November 25.

Your business is important to us. Thank you again for choosing BNSF Railway as your transportation provider.