SOURCE: BNSF Railway Company

August 28, 2007 15:05 ET

Railroads and Trucks: Together for the Long Haul

BNSF Honors the Nation's Truck Drivers During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

FORT WORTH, TX--(Marketwire - August 28, 2007) - BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) honored the nation's truck drivers by hosting events at BNSF intermodal facilities in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas and Los Angeles, Calif. to celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, August 26-September 1.

More than 3,000 truck drivers who entered these facilities were greeted by "Together for the Long Haul" signage and enjoyed refreshments and giveaways passed out by BNSF's truckload sales team.

In addition to the events in Texas and California, BNSF has sent celebration kits to 82 of its truckload customers, including J.B. Hunt Transportation Services, Inc.; Schneider National, Inc.; Werner Enterprises, Inc.; Swift Transportation Co., Inc.; and U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.

"These events are our way of saying thank you to our trucking company partners and their drivers who, along with railroad employees, are the backbone of ensuring the products American consumers use daily are delivered safely and efficiently," says George Duggan, BNSF vice president, Domestic Intermodal. "By working together, trucks and trains are providing transportation solutions for companies across the nation."

A subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (NYSE: BNI), BNSF Railway Company operates one of the largest North American rail networks, with about 32,000 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. BNSF is among the world's top transporters of intermodal traffic, moves more grain than any other American railroad, carries the components of many of the products we depend on daily, and hauls enough low-sulfur coal to generate about ten percent of the electricity produced in the United States. BNSF is an industry leader in Web-enabling a variety of customer transactions at

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