Announcing New Logistics Park Kansas City Sequencing Process

Jun 3, 2024

Sequencing Update

BNSF is implementing a new driver sequencing process on June 9 to streamline container flow during higher lift demand times. This new process will allow the driver to wait for their container near the Driver’s Assistance Building (DAB), until a transfer spot is available adjacent to the requested container. Once an appropriate transfer spot is available, the driver will be prompted to proceed to the appropriate location via RailPASS.

By following the RailPASS instructions, the driver will be informed when to proceed to their assigned transfer spot, creating a safer and more fluid environment with less congestion near the track and reducing the need for drivers to get out of their trucks for crane operators to locate them. As part of this process, utilizing the RailPASS mobile app will be essential. Likewise, the crane operator will have clearer visibility into the location of the driver to load their container more efficiently as well.

New Sequencing Process:

  • After the driver successfully completes their Ingate transaction at the kiosk:
    • Container Drop Off: For RailPASS users, parking assignment/staging will display on RailPASS app. All others, drivers will need to complete their ingate and get their instructions at the DAB kiosk.
    • Container Pick Up: The driver will be required to request a container pick-up lift via RailPASS or DAB kiosk. It is important that a lift request is submitted from only RailPASS or kiosk, not both, as submitting from both options will lead to further delays.
  • If a transfer spot is unavailable, RailPASS will display a message indicating to proceed to a staging area. Non-RailPASS users will need to check the monitor at the DAB.
  • RailPASS will alert the driver when a spot has been assigned and can proceed to the transfer spot.
    • Drivers will be processed in order based on request time and availability of spots under the crane.
  • If a driver chooses not to use RailPASS, they can visit the DAB where a monitor will display notifications to the driver when their transfer spot is available.
    • Note: Drivers will need to follow instructions from RailPASS or the kiosk explicitly as listed, as the crane operator will not have a work order to process a truck until a truck spot is assigned.

To stay up-to-date with the latest information, new and current users should download the latest version through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

If you have any questions about this new process, 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.