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BNSF to exit rail-controlled trailer business by end of 2006


BNSF Railway Co. is getting out of the rail-controlled trailer business, but it’s going to take a bit longer than expected for the railroad to complete its exit. On Friday, the Class I announced it will phase out rail-controlled trailers after the 2006 fall peak season instead of by mid-2006 as originally planned to provide shippers more time to adjust to the change.

BNSF will transition the trailers back to leasing companies. Some trailers will be transitioned to private ownership by July 15; other transition dates will be announced in early 2006.

Exiting the rail-controlled trailer business will enable BNSF to focus on its core line-haul service, according to a marketing bulletin.

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