BNSF Shortens Schedules for Most Domestic Premium Intermodal Traffic

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has announced a reduction in transit schedules on 60 percent of its Domestic Intermodal Premium Container traffic.

"These changes are a direct result of feedback from our domestic carrier customers on what they need to attract more over-the-road freight to a truck-rail intermodal solution," said George Duggan, BNSF vice president, Domestic Intermodal.

One of the changes includes reducing transit time by 7 to 10 hours on BNSF's premier Transcontinental route between Los Angeles/San Bernardino and Chicago, giving customers a morning availability and allowing for same-day delivery.

BNSF also reduced transit time between Memphis and Los Angeles by 4 to 6 hours and increased the inbound and outbound day-of-week frequency for Houston, among other changes.