you truck into or out of Canada? Truckers are invited to attend a seminar March
31 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, to learn about a program
that can make their jobs easier and faster.
Immigration, Canada Customs and U.S. Customs have teamed together for a panel
session that will provide truckers with an update on the Free And Secure Trade
program, referred to as FAST,along with information about driver
waivers/Minister’s Permits for entering Canada.
is designed to move preapproved eligible goods across the Canada-U.S. border
quickly with the verification of trade compliance taking place away from the
border. It is described by officials as a harmonized commercial process
available to preapproved importers, carriers and registered drivers. Shipments
for approved companies, transported by approved carriers using registered
drivers will be cleared into either country with greater speed. Many companies
are now seeking FASTregistered drivers and refusing to hire those who
are not registered.
seminar is planned for 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in Room 101 at the
Kentucky Fair and Expo Center. You can also visit Booth No. 573 and register on