Canadian solutions for U.S. trade

Commercial transportation solution providers are rolling out new capabilities to help trucking companies comply with updated rules for U.S.-Canada trade using existing platforms

Commercial transportation solution providers are rolling out new capabilities to help trucking companies comply with updated rules for U.S.-Canada trade using existing platforms.

This year all trucking companies involved in cross-border operations into the U.S. will be required to file electronic manifests through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). And similar requirements are being put in place for all Canadian-bound cargo as well.

“As Canadian fleets scramble to respond to the operational impact of ACE, products that relieve the burden and automate a process suddenly become critical,” said Claudia Milicevic, gm of Transcore Link Logistics.

Transcore has recently announced it has integrated ACE capabilities to its Link OpsCenter, now part of Transcore’s 3sixty Operations Management. This means that the system now intuitively completes ACE electronic cargo manifests as Canadian users search for freight, import load information, and prepare documentations.

Transcore noted that ACE compliance will have an “extraordinary” impact on the Canadian economy since 53% of the country’s exports are U.S.-bound delivered via long haul and LTL trucking. Full ACE compliance is expected to be mandatory as early as April 26.

Transcore says it operates the largest North American freight matching logistics service.

Descartes, a leading service provider for reporting cargo data for air and marine shipments entering Canada and the U.S., announced it is extending its Global Logistics Network Compliance Service offering for ground vehicles entering Canada. This service will comply with revised rules mandated by the Canada Border Services Agency that requires electronic notifications of cargo shipments arriving in Canada by highway.

This service was recently extended to address the U.S. ACE initiative and now Descartes has expanded the service yet again to help companies comply with Canada’s electronic notification rule.

“With the volume of ground cargo we bring to Canada from the U.S., and with the new Canada Border Service Agency’s new mandate, we are pleased that Descartes is once again taking a leadership role by providing end-to-end e-manifest services that cover shipments in and out of both countries.”

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