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BNSF recognized with President’s Award by Toyota Logistics Services for second year in a row (351.59 KB)

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) was named the 2015 recipient of the President’s Award for Logistics Excellence by Toyota Logistics Services for the second 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 and on-time performance. As part of the recognition, Toyota praised BNSF for achieving a 25 percent improvement over the prior year’s on-time performance. BNSF also received Toyota Logistics Services’ Logistics Excellence Award for on-time performance. Read the full story here .

2015 Employees of the Year announced (323.96 KB)

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) is proud to have recognized a special group of employees for their outstanding achievements in 2015 at an awards ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas. The annual Employees of the Year program is designed to recognize employees who demonstrate BNSF’s vision and values through their commitment, leadership and focus on working safely and efficiently to meet customer expectations. Their achievements positively impact BNSF customers, fellow employees, owners and the communities served by BNSF. Read the full news release here .

Employees and families participate in cleanup event (403.07 KB)

BNSF employees and their families made a positive difference in their community by participating in the 31st annual Cowtown Great American Cleanup on April 2. They joined thousands of Fort Worth, Texas residents to pick up litter across the city.

BNSF welcomes Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (408.38 KB)

Two factory-fresh Fiat Chrysler Automobiles vehicles at our Chicago Intermodal facility. Welcome to the BNSF network, FCA!

BNSF continues commitment to pursuing energy efficiency (607.78 KB)

In 2016, we’re continuing our commitment to pursuing energy efficiency. Close to 40 percent of BNSF’s fleet has been replaced with more energy efficient locomotives in the last 10 years. This has resulted in a 10 percent improvement in fuel efficiency as well as nearly 14 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions for BNSF trains in the last decade. Read BNSF’s Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report to learn more about BNSF’s efforts to protect the environment.

Five Dallas-Fort Worth area students win Black History Month Challenge (488.62 KB)

BNSF Railway congratulates the winners of the BNSF/Dallas Mavericks Black History Month Challenge! BNSF sponsors the annual essay contest for students attending high schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas region. Students wrote essays on the topic “I Have a Dream: How Black History Inspires Me.” Congratulations to Lena C. from Shepton High School in Plano; Laurence L. from Trinity Christian Academy in Addison; Shalom O. from Summit High School in Arlington; Mabel S. from Uplift Summit International Preparatory in Arlington and Helen V. from Clay Classical Academy in Dallas. The five winners traveled to Memphis, Tenn. for an educational experience in black history, visiting the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, the Alex Haley House Museum and Interpretive Center, the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum and the W.C. Handy Home Museum. Here’s a video of their visit to the National Civil Rights Museum. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDft804xGGw&feature=youtu.be After returning home, the students stepped onto the basketball court to receive their awards on Feb. 21, during half-time at the Mavericks-76ers game at American Airlines Center in Dallas.

BNSF President and CEO Carl Ice named 2016 Railroader of the Year (116.91 KB)

BNSF President and CEO Carl Ice has been named the 2016 Railroader of the Year by Railway Age magazine. Ice credited the recognition to all the people of BNSF. “I’m humbled by this honor and believe this recognition is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of everyone at BNSF,” he said. “I have always said BNSF is great company with great people. We all know that to continue to be successful we must keep our focus on operating safely in the communities we serve and running a strong operation to provide the level of service that our customers expect.” Visit Railway Age to read the full story.

BNSF picks up freight from largest container vessel to visit U.S. (453.74 KB)

A BNSF intermodal train departs the Port of Los Angeles after taking on freight from the CMA-CGM Benjamin Franklin, the largest container vessel ever to visit a U.S. port. The ship, which can carry nearly 18,000 20-foot containers, docked in Los Angeles on Dec. 26. It took 10 trains to transport BNSF's share of the cargo, more than 2,500 containers, inland. The containers will go to intermodal facilities including Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and Memphis. From there the containers will continue by truck to their destinations. The Benjamin Franklin will operate a regular service between Los Angeles and Oakland, Calif. and several ports in China. After its Los Angeles visit the ship stopped in Oakland. It departed yesterday afternoon to cross back over the Pacific Ocean, carrying a range of commodities including machinery and parts, cotton, sorghum wheat, corn, soybeans, barley, oats, and chemical products.

New network for a new year (426.93 KB)

As 2015 draws to a close, the BNSF rail network is in its best condition ever following this year's record $6 billion capital investments. We double-tracked more than 120 miles of our network, placed nearly 900 new miles under Centralized Traffic Control, and added five new sidings and 16 extended sidings. These projects have generated significant improvements in operational performance. Only seven miles of single track remain on the Southern Transcon, while half of our Northern Transcon route is now double-tracked. With this additional capacity now available, the network is well positioned to help its customers develop growth opportunities in 2016 and beyond. Happy New Year from BNSF Railway to our employees and customers!

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