Credit Application Form

Upon completion and submission of this credit application, applicant agrees to make payments within BNSF standard 15-day credit terms for Carload freight charges (14 days for Intermodal and 3PL) and 30 days for miscellaneous charges (7 days for Intermodal and 3PL). Applicant also understands BNSF Railway will assess a finance charge of .033% per day (12% per annum) on all freight and miscellaneous charges, including demurrage, which are paid beyond our credit terms.

For Intermodal Storage do not complete the credit application form. Please register at bnsf.com Registration. During the registration process answer "yes" to the question: "Will you be managing or guaranteeing storage charges?" This will generate a request to guarantee storage online. After your registration is approved someone will contact you about the request.

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The Federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age; (provided the applicant has the capacity to enter into a binding contract) because all or part of the applicant's income derives from any public assistance program; or because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act. The federal agency that administers compliance with this law concerning this creditor is Federal Trade Commission, Equal Credit Opportunity, Washington, D.C. 20580.

If your application for business credit is denied, you have the right to a written statement of the specific reasons for the denial. To obtain the statement, please e-mail the within 60 days from the date you are notified of our decision. We will send you a written statement of reasons for the denial within 30 days of receiving your request for the statement.

Before your first shipment, you must complete a credit application that may take up to three business days to process.
BNSF can perform a credit reference check, monitor the entity's credit worthiness on an ongoing basis and submit trade receivables to outside credit agencies.
BNSF may, at its discretion, suspend a customer's credit, and either party may cancel this Credit Agreement at any time for any reason, upon notice to the other party. Notice may be written, electronic, or oral if confirmed in writing or electronically, at the place of business noted herein.
Applicant must notify BNSF in writing of any change of ownership, and any changes in the name or structure of the business under which the credit was established. BNSF reserves its right to cancel this agreement to extend credit and to re-evaluate the credit worthiness under the new name, ownership, or structure.

Click here to complete and submit the credit application.

(Can be completed in Google Chrome or Internet Explorer).

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Our new Customized Rate Profile tool enables you to create, save and run rate reports for the commodities you ship the most and the shipping lanes you most frequently use.

Also, all customers now have to log in to access pricing tools and information. If you do not have your login ID, please register on bnsf.com using our new expedited registration process. Once registered, you will have instant access to pricing information

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