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Rail Gate Closures and Restrictions Disrupt Intermodal Service

The rail network continues to recover from the recent service interruptions. Although J.B. Hunt has not received notification of any new rail gate closures or restrictions, two corrections are needed from Monday’s communication. Ingates at NS’s Jacksonville, FL ramp are only closed to Chicago/Landers, IL. NS’s Jacksonville gates remain open to all other destinations. Additionally, ingates at NS’s Chicago/Landers, IL; Kansas City, MO; and St. Louis, MO ramps are only closed to Jacksonville, FL. The gates at these three facilities remain open to all other destinations.

As the railroads work through the volume surges and rail car imbalances caused by the recent service interruptions, gate closures and restrictions are necessary to expedite the recovery and avoid more severe ramp congestion. Below is a summary of all rail gate closures and restrictions currently impacting J.B. Hunt and its customers. Unless indicated otherwise, these restrictions are expected to limit J.B. Hunt’s ability to pick up shipments through at least Friday, March 12.

All Standard traffic will be impacted in these lanes including rubber tire crosstowns and excluding steel wheel interchanges:

  • BNSF Los Angeles, CA (Hobart and Commerce) to all destinations – Ingate restrictions
  • BNSF Northwest Ohio to all destinations – Ingate closure
  • NS Chicago/Calumet, IL to all destinations – Ingate restrictions
  • NS Jacksonville, FL to Chicago/Landers, IL – Ingate closure
  • NS Chicago/Landers, IL; Kansas City, MO; and St. Louis, MO to Jacksonville, FL – Ingate closure
  • CSX North Bergen, NJ to Indianapolis, IN – Ingate closure

With a vast network of service offerings, J.B. Hunt can provide highway solutions to mitigate these intermodal disruptions. A representative will communicate load specific delays along with alternative intermodal and highway routing options.

J.B. Hunt will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available. Customer service is extremely important to J.B. Hunt, and we apologize for the inconvenience these service interruptions have caused.