Reminder: Lumber & Panel LOGs Auction Beginning January 16, 2023

Jan 6, 2023

BNSF is pleased to announce that, beginning Monday, January 16, 2023, guaranteed equipment and placement of centerbeam flats, bulkhead flats, and a number of boxcars will be offered for 52-, 26-, 13-, and 4-week permits through BNSF's Loading Origin Guarantees (LOGs) Program.

The auctions will be held Monday, January 16 (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT), and Monday, January 23, unless all available equipment has been allocated.

The following list highlights the key features of the 2023 BNSF LOGs Program:

  • The annual flex of -5% will again be available this period for all 52-week permit holders.
  • The weekly ordering flex percent will continue to be +/-10% and will continue to allow a one-car minimum flex. (Per LOGs rules: BNSF reserves the right to discontinue the weekly flex during times of tight equipment supply.)
  • LOGs penalty amounts will remain equalized for all permits (BNSF failure remains at $200 per car; LOGs permit owner shortfall penalty remains $200 per car, including 52-week permits).
  • The 7-digit alphanumeric permit number must be shown on the Bill(s) of Lading. The number of eligible Bill(s) of Lading submitted showing the LOGs permit number during the LOGs period will be used to determine the shortfall. Eligible shipments must be rated with a BNSF-published price authority. BNSF will only recognize a shipped car as a qualifying LOGS move if it is billed out on a BNSF-published document.

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

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

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

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