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Rail Gate Closures and Restrictions Disrupt Intermodal Service

The rail network continues to work through ongoing ramp congestion, labor challenges and car imbalances. With improvement in Chicago, NS has eased restrictions to Austell, GA, and Charlotte, NC, allowing normal ingate volumes. In addition, BNSF has reopened the gates from Alliance, TX, to Phoenix, AZ. On Monday, Dec. 13, BNSF will reopen all gates in Chicago to Phoenix, AZ. However, effective immediately, BNSF has implemented significant gate restrictions on standard-service-level shipments from Seattle, WA, to all destinations. Below is a summary of current rail gate closures and restrictions impacting J.B. Hunt and its customers. 

Current gate closures:

  • BNSF Chicago/Corwith/Willow Springs, IL, to Phoenix, AZ

Current gate restrictions:

  • All NS origin points to Jacksonville, FL
  • NS Chicago/47th Street, IL, to Mechanicville/Albany, NY
  • NS Chicago/47th Street, IL, to Ayer, MA
  • BNSF Seattle, WA, to all destinations (standard traffic only)

Customers can help improve network fluidity by accepting deliveries within 24 hours of deramp and unloading dropped containers within 24 hours of arrival. 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 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.