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BNSF recognized with President’s Award for Logistics Excellence by Toyota Logistics Services

Apr 07, 2015

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) was recently named the 2014 recipient of the President’s Award for Logistics Excellence by Toyota Logistics Services. The President’s Award is Toyota’s highest supplier honor given only to service partners who demonstrate combined excellence in quality, customer service and on-time performance. As part of the recognition Toyota praised BNSF for its transparency and proactive communications to its customers.

“Toyota is proud of our relationship with BNSF. Last year was a very challenging one for the rail network, and we appreciate their efforts to provide service and customer support despite those challenges. We look forward to our continued collaboration to provide an ever better experience for our customers,” said Missy Pearlman, Toyota Logistics Services national rail strategy and operations manager.

"We place a high priority on ensuring every vehicle reaches its destination on-time and damage-free."

During 2014, BNSF handled almost 400,000 Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles throughout the United States and Canada. BNSF is a leader in the U.S. rail industry with one of the lowest damage rates, delivering 99.84 percent of Toyota vehicles damage-free through quality processes at automotive facilities, as well as BNSF train-handling procedures.

“We are honored that Toyota has recognized BNSF with its highly coveted President’s Award,” said Dave Fleenor, BNSF assistant vice president for automotive marketing. “We place a high priority on ensuring every vehicle reaches its destination on-time and damage-free, and the President’s Award is an affirmation of how hard our employees work to provide exceptional service to our automotive customers.”

About the photo: BNSF's Automotive Team is recognized with President's Award by Toyota Logistics Services. Pictured from left to right are Daniel Meyers, BNSF Director Automotive Facilities; Dave Fleenor, BNSF Assistant Vice President Automotive; D’Anne Duclos, Vice President of Toyota Logistics Services; and Aaron Lakey, BNSF Director Automotive Sales.

About BNSF

BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies operating on 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. You can learn more about BNSF at