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People

 

The people-centered Culture at BNSF Logistics embodies many different elements. It’s about always looking for new ways to solve problems and not being afraid to make mistakes. It’s about being an inclusive and collaborative workplace. It’s about openness and being willing to express new ideas. It’s about growth, both personal and professional, and supplying our employees with the tools they need to be successful. Most important, our culture is the way we work not only with each other but with our customers, vendors and in the communities where we live and work.

 

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Technology

 

We use technology to simplify and improve the experience of our customers, carriers and employees. By moving beyond the traditional third-party logistics (3PL) model that solely focuses on shipping goods, we can step back and take a broader look at what’s possible, thereby increasing efficiency and reducing harmful impacts to businesses and the environment.

 

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Safety

 

Transporting complex, costly shipments of goods via land, air and sea is not without risk, which is why BNSF Logistics fosters a culture of safety and responsibility that is reinforced through comprehensive rules, guidelines and consistent training. The goal of all training programs is to keep our employees, our carriers and the communities we serve safe.

To do this, we provide:

  • Regular, effective safety communications
  • Continuous learning opportunities
  • Measurement
  • Accountability via continuous adaptation

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Growth & Capabilities

 

Helping our customers run successful, sustainable enterprises requires more than rolling out the same old answers, regardless of the unique requirements of a job. It requires identifying—or in some cases, inventing—the right solutions. To do this, we collaborate with clients to gain a deep understanding of their businesses, end-to-end processes and key initiatives. As supply chains continue to evolve, we are dedicated to providing the best solutions for our customers and for the communities we serve. Our focus on innovation, engineering and capabilities within the renewable energy space offers our customers a variety of solutions that set us apart in the industry.

 

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Community

Our dedication to the communities where we live and work is a natural extension of our dedication to our fellow employees and to our principle of respecting and serving everyone. Simply put, people come first at BNSF Logistics. As a result, we work to develop strong relationships with the communities around us and the causes that matter to us as a company and as individuals.

 

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Company Information

BNSF Logistics specializes in global freight movement and supply chain solutions.


BNSF Logistics is a technology and people-driven third-party logistics company that delivers what matters – to our people, customers, carriers, and communities. We are a growing company that dares to embrace imagination and combine it with deep experience and technology to provide smart, creative supply chain solutions that align with our customers’ business needs and bring efficient, on-time, measurable results to their bottom line.

A subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC, a Berkshire Hathaway company, BNSF Logistics specializes in movement of freight around the globe, leveraging uncommon service scope, resources, and financial depth. The company operates more than 25 offices throughout North America and has a network of Global Service Providers (GSPs) that have completed required due diligence and certified their understanding and willingness to comply with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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BNSF Logistics October 2019 Market Trend Update
October 2019 Market and Industry Indicators - Jeff Greenwell | US PMI: 47.8, indicating contraction; DAT postings and rates are down

The transportation markets change quickly, and BNSF Logistics wants to be a valuable partner for both our customers and carriers. Jeff Greenwell, Managing Director of Strategic Account Management, is driving this initiative with a monthly look at key market factors that affect the transportation industry. Here’s a little insight into what the most recent numbers mean as we move forward.


MARKET INDICATORS | US PMI: 47.8, indicating contraction
We’re seeing that the industry indicators aren’t trending in a positive direction, and a PMI under 50 is troubling.

The Purchasing Managers Index, a survey that goes out to about 400 companies in 5 categories, came in most recently at 47.8. For context, anything over 50 indicates growth and any under 50 indicates contraction. This is the first time in a long time that we’ve seen contraction, and it’s also the steepest drop, month over month, since 2009. Certainly, trade tensions play into this, but what’s also concerning is that this shifts the U.S. from slowing growth, which is what we have been experiencing, to true contraction. The outlook is looking bleaker than it has in the past.

INUSTRY INDICATORS | DAT postings and rates are down
Spot loads and van, flatbed, and reefer ratios (representing the number of loads posted for every truck available) are all down year over year. DAT rates are also down for all equipment types. Rates follow volume. When volume drops, capacity becomes inexpensive and carriers compete for less freight. As there are more trucks out competing for less volume, more providers will exit the industry or rates will plummet and carriers suffer to stay afloat.

FORWARD STATEMENT
Over the last several months, consumer confidence has been a bright spot, but with that index falling, there’s concern for the overall economy. If we see consumer spending continue to fall, we may have an even weaker Q1 2020, as inventories are being pulled forward ahead of new tariffs that will go into effect on December 1st. If those inventories aren’t sold there may not be a need for replenishment (meaning less shipments) as we move into the new year, and shippers will be left carrying higher than expected volumes.

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