Truckers who frequently take border crossings back into the United States can save time by filing cargo information electronically – and if that’s not motivation enough, eventually the program will be mandatory at all border crossings.
The federal government recently completed installation of Automated Commercial Environment or ACE electronic truck processing at the port of entry in Piegan, MN.
A news release from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection last week states that 99 land border ports are now capable of processing e-manifests. For more information, click here.
Currently, filing is mandatory at all land border ports in Arizona, California, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Texas, Vermont and Washington.
“Equipping every United States land border port of entry with the capability to process e-manifests is a significant milestone that advances the CBP mission of ensuring border security while simultaneously facilitating legitimate trade,” said Louis Samenfink, executive director for the CBP cargo systems program office.
On average, the CBP estimates that drivers can save 33 seconds by electronically filing cargo manifests as opposed to paper manifests.