Tackling twists and turns with 230 tons of cargo. 

When BNSF Logistics was tasked with moving a 230-ton, 138-foot-long industrial dryer from Louisville, Kentucky, to Yorkton, Saskatchewan, our in-house engineering and projects teams offered a comprehensive solution to manage the move from end to end. 

From route planning and transport via truck, barge, and rail to designing a unique securement package, BNSF Logistics’ experts handled it all to deliver the dryer on time and within budget. Watch the video to see our solutions in action — and then reach out to discuss your next complex cargo move. 

At BNSF Logistics, We Deliver What Matters.®

BNSF Logistics is a wholly owned, rail-neutral subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC, and a Berkshire Hathaway company. By harnessing our longstanding relationships, deep resources and proven expertise, we deliver comprehensive logistic solutions including end-to-end supply chain services, standard truckload and rail moves, and multimodal, industry-specific projects requiring the design and manufacture of custom fixtures. 


Through advanced technical problem-solving and consultative, creative process simplification — all backed by exceptional customer experiences — we efficiently solve even the most complex logistics challenges so you can stay focused on your next big move. 

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Explore end-to-end solutions for complex cargo

BNSF Logistics has the decades of experience and ample resources needed to offer right-sized logistics services for any breakbulk need: 

  • In-house engineering and project teams, including dedicated mechanical, industrial and civil engineers 
  • Complete project management including project supervision and expedited project services 
  • Feasibility studies, route planning, permitting, clearances, and compliance 
  • Computer tracking, documentation, and insurance 
  • Lift plans and rigging selection 
  • Custom fixtures and railcars 

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