Video: Handling Boxcar Doors Safely

Sep 18, 2017

BNSF is committed to providing our customers with the highest quality equipment that is clean, damage free, and ready to load. With boxcars in high demand across the network, safe and proper loading procedures are critical to ensuring a reliable and efficient fleet.

This video focuses on the safe operation of boxcar doors. Animations in the video illustrate how doors should be properly opened and closed as well as highlight various examples of the damage that can occur when proper procedures are not followed. Tips and checklists are also included to help spot any existing damage to doors and, most importantly, to prevent a future incident from occurring.

We encourage customers to share this video with appropriate personnel. If you need additional guidance on loading practices or have questions regarding the proper loading and securement of freight in boxcars, BNSF's Load and Ride Solutions team is prepared to help. Please contact the team at 800-333-4686, option 1 during normal business hours, or contact them via email here.

Your business is important to us. Thank you for choosing BNSF as you transportation service provider.

The load examples depicted in the video are an artist's conception only and not suitable for freight loading and should not be practiced. Safety practices in the video are in addition to your company's safety policy/procedures.