New Private Car Registration Process Available Beginning December 12, 2019

Dec 12, 2019

To provide a more simplified and streamlined loading authority process, registration of private cars is being transitioned from the current Loading Authority OT-5 to a new system.

Loading Authority OT-57, managed by Railinc, removes some reporting requirements under OT-5 by utilizing existing information available through other systems. OT-57 also includes new management tools to make fleet management easier.

The new OT-57 system will be activated on December 12, 2019. BNSF encourages customers to begin transitioning to the new OT-57 system prior to the final 30-day transition period that begins once the AAR Circular OT-57 is published on January 2, 2020. Customers will need to have all private cars registered in the new OT-57 system no later than February 2, 2020.

For more information, please visit BNSF's private car registration webpage here.

If you have any questions, please contact your BNSF representative.

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