Metals LOGs Auction Beginning April 1, 2024

Mar 27, 2024

BNSF is pleased to announce that, beginning Monday, April 1, 2024, guaranteed placement of 52- and 65/66-foot gondolas, bulkhead flatcars and transverse covered coil cars will be offered for 52-, 26-, and 13-week permits through BNSF's Loading Origin Guarantees (LOGs) Program.

The auctions will be held Monday, April 1, 2024 (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT), as well as Monday, April 8, 2024, unless all available equipment has been allocated.

Auctions for four-week permits (limited to 65/66-foot gondolas) will begin Monday, April 15, 2024, for the four-week shipping period beginning May 6, 2024.

When the new 52-week shipping period begins on April 22, 2024, the following rules will continue to apply to the Metals LOGs program:

  • The weekly ordering flex will be +10% with a one-car minimum.
  • LOGs equipment requests are due by 4:00 p.m. CT on Mondays prior to the shipping week.
  • LOGs claims must be filed within 30 days of failure.
  • The minimum bid amount for the four-week permits and one-week end-of-month permits for 65/66-foot gondolas will remain at $0 per car and $100 per car respectively.
  • LOGs rules language concerning how shortfall penalties are determined remains the same, clarifying that the number of eligible Bill(s) of Lading submitted showing the LOGs permit number during the LOGs period will be used to determine any shortfall penalty.

For further details about the BNSF LOGs Program, please consult Rules Book BNSF-7 (must be logged in to Customer Portal to view).

For information about the various LOGs applications and how to use the program, please review the LOGs quick reference guide

For a schedule of future LOGs auction dates please refer to the LOGs bid calendar

If you have any questions, please contact your BNSF sales representative or email

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