Metals LOGS Auction Beginning May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020

To: BNSF Metals Customers

Beginning Monday, May 11, minimum bid premiums for four-week permits (shipping June 1 – June 28) and one-week permits (shipping May 25 – May 31) through BNSF's Loading Origin Guarantees (LOGs) Program for the 65- and 66-foot gondolas are changing.

The four-week permit auctions will be held Monday, May 11 (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT), as well as Monday, May 18, unless all available equipment has been allocated.

The one-week permit auction will be held Wednesday, May 13 (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT).

Effective May 11, 2020, the following changes to the minimum bid premium for the four-week and one-week LOGs permits are as follows:

  • The minimum bid amount for the four-week permits for 65/66-foot gondolas is changing from $100 per car to $0 per car.
  • The minimum bid amount for the one-week permits is changing from $200 per car to $100 per car.

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

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

For a schedule of future LOGs auction dates, please refer to the LOGs bid calendar.

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

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