BNSF Introduces Paperless J1 Receipt Technology

Jul 16, 2018

New this month, BNSF will introduce paperless J1 receipt technology at its Alliance Intermodal Facility located in Fort Worth, Texas. The paperless receipt upgrade will support a more seamless in-gate experience by providing drivers with a detailed, digital record of their J1 slip. Removing the need to wait on a paper print out will save BNSF's trucking partners valuable time.

The new paperless J1 feature will also reduce annual paper consumption by more than 42,500 lbs. providing a green alternative to traditional J1 print outs. Paperless receipt technology will be rolled out throughout the months of July, August and September at 11 additional BNSF Intermodal Facilities listed below:

Trucking Partners who use the BNSF RailPASS mobile app can access, store and search for past J1 records (up to seven previous days) directly from a connected mobile device. In addition, RailPASS offers the following benefits making it safer, easier and faster to do business with BNSF:

  • Quick Response (QR) technology to enter and exit a facility
  • Advance ability to input and view shipment details from home
  • Ability to update parking location directly through the app
  • Chassis good order verification
  • Ability to coordinate a live lift (wide span crane) request

For additional information, please contact your BNSF marketing representative. Thank you for choosing BNSF as your transportation provider.

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