SOURCE: BNSF Logistics, LLC

BNSF Logistics, LLC

April 28, 2009 14:55 ET

BNSF Logistics Recognized as 2008 Fixture / Construction Carrier of the Year

SPRINGDALE, AR--(Marketwire - April 28, 2009) - BNSF Logistics, LLC announced today that it has been selected as "2008 Fixture / Construction Carrier of the Year" by Walmart. BNSF Logistics provides truckload capacity as well as transportation management services in support of Walmart's remodel and new store build programs.

Walmart, based in Bentonville, Ark., has formed partnerships with many outstanding carriers and considered several factors when selecting the winner of this prestigious award. In a letter of commendation announcing the award, Kelly Abney, vice president of transportation for Walmart, stated that BNSF Logistics' "overall dedication to customer service, operational excellence and the ability to offer creative solutions to our complex supply chain opportunities has set you apart from your peers."

"This award represents significant and positive recognition for our operations and administrative teams supporting Walmart," stated Eric Wolfe, BNSF Logistics vice president and general manager. "The construction and fixture segment presents complex freight handling and transportation challenges and our resources consistently deliver above average service. The cooperation of Walmart's corporate transportation team is a vital component to providing superior service to their ultimate customer."

"Walmart realizes the continued pressure and challenges facing the transportation industry. Your ability to rise above these obstacles has won our utmost trust and confidence," commented Ken Braunbach, senior director of carrier relations with Walmart Transportation, in recognizing BNSF Logistics for this award.

About BNSF Logistics

BNSF Logistics, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (BNSF) (NYSE: BNI), provides sustainable supply chain solutions that range from single shipment execution to complete network design and operations. BNSF Logistics offers safe, secure and cost-effective transportation intermediary services around the globe. For more information about BNSF Logistics, visit www.bnsflogistics.com.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Wal-Mart Media Relations
    800-331-0085

    Shannon Boyd
    BNSF Logistics, LLC
    (479) 927-8869
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