FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Early this morning BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) exercised its right to arbitration provided for in the Joint Service Agreement with J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. BNSF is aware that J.B. Hunt has requested the same. Because the terms of the joint services agreement between the two companies are confidential, as are the arbitration proceedings, BNSF will not provide any additional comments at this time. BNSF continues to be focused on providing excellent service to our customers, which will not be affected by this review.
BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies operating on 32,500 route miles of track in 28 states, and also operates in three Canadian provinces. BNSF is one of the top transporters of consumer goods, grain and agricultural products, low-sulfur coal, and industrial goods such as petroleum, chemicals, housing materials, food and beverages. BNSF’s shipments help feed, clothe, supply, and power American homes and businesses every day. BNSF and its employees have developed one of the most technologically advanced, and efficient railroads in the industry. We work continuously to improve the value of the safety, service, energy, and environmental benefits we provide to our customers and the communities we serve. You can learn more about BNSF at www.BNSF.com.