A subsidiary of railroad operator Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF), BNSF Logistics knows the ABCs of transportation services. The third-party logistics (3PL) provider arranges parcel, truckload, and intermodal freight transportation (movement of freight by multiple methods, such as truck and train) and provides supply chain management and international freight forwarding. As a freight forwarder, the company buys transportation capacity from carriers and resells it to customers. The company also offers packaging, staging, vendor management, and route optimization. BNSF Logistics operates from a network of about 15 logistics centers located throughout the US. BNSF formed the company in 2002.