BNSF Automotive Facilities Recognized as Best in North Americ

12 June 2024

Last week, two of BNSF Railway’s automotive facilities, operated by service partner Inter-Rail Group, were recognized by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) as some of the best in North America.

Kansas City Auto received Origin of the Year, with a score of 99.45%, and San Diego Automotive was awarded Destination of the Year, with a score of 99.98%, both demonstrating a commitment to outstanding and unmatched service. The awards were accepted at the Damage Freight Prevention Convention, held in Minneapolis.

“We are so proud of our auto teams in both Kansas City and San Diego for this accomplishment, as we know this was no easy feat,” said BNSF Director of System Hub Operations Tara Sprinkle. “This is the first origin award win for BNSF, and the first time for us to have both origin and destination wins in a single year. We look forward to continuing to build upon these achievements in delivering consistent, high-quality service to our customers.”

Audits of the automotive facilities are stringent and thorough, and conducted unannounced by MxV Rail at all rail-served facilities, including plants and ports across North America. Audit metrics include operation safety, quality, physical security, and facility maintenance.

About BNSF

BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies. BNSF operates more than 32,500 route miles of track in 28 states and also operates in three Canadian provinces. BNSF is one of the top transporters of consumer goods, grain and agricultural products, low-sulfur coal, and industrial goods such as petroleum, chemicals, housing materials, food and beverages. BNSF’s shipments help feed, clothe, supply, and power American homes and businesses every day. BNSF and its employees have developed one of the most technologically advanced, and efficient railroads in the industry. We work continuously to improve the value of the safety, service, energy, and environmental benefits we provide to our customers and the communities we serve. You can learn more about BNSF at

Kendall Kirkham Sloan
Director of External Communications
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