FORT WORTH, Texas, April 19, 2018 – BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) was recently named the 2017 recipient of the President’s Award for Rail Logistics Excellence by Toyota Logistics Services for the fourth year in a row. The President’s Award is Toyota’s highest supplier honor given to service partners who demonstrate combined excellence in quality, customer service, kaizen, and on-time performance. BNSF also received Toyota Logistics Services’ Logistics Excellence Awards for kaizen (continuous improvement) and for customer service.
In 2017, BNSF handled more than 530,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles throughout the United States and Canada.
“We are honored to be recognized by Toyota with the President’s Award for the fourth consecutive year. This award acknowledges our commitment to move our automotive customers’ product efficiently and in factory fresh condition,” said Dave Fleenor, BNSF assistant vice president for automotive marketing. “We will continue to work to provide best-in-class service and the most reliable automotive supply chain possible.”
BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies. BNSF operates approximately 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.