U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced it will detail the rollout schedule to make its ACE electronic truck manifest program mandatory.
A notice will be provided a minimum of 90 days before a the policy is implemented along the Canada and Mexico borders later this year on a port-by-port basis, CBP said. That would slate the notice to be published no later than September.
Under the program, land border ports will require that trucking companies submit electronic cargo manifests to CBP in advance of crossing the Canada or Mexico border.
Currently, the e-manifest program is voluntary and has been rolled out across all 43 ACE land border ports in the states of Arizona, California, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas and Washington.
“To date, more than 3,200 truck e-Manifests have been filed through a certified Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) or the ACE Secure Data Portal,” stated CBP in an email to FleetOwner. “More than 200 companies are currently certified to file e-Manifests through EDI.”
The agency has published a list of companies that have developed software that supports the ACE electronic truck manifest program. The following companies, while recognized as having been through the agency’s testing process, are not necessarily endorsed by CBP:
- BorderConnect by Upfactor Inc.
- CrimsonLogic (North America) Inc.
- E-Commerce Solutions by Canucks
- Flagship Customs Services, Inc.
- Freightek Inc.
- Kleinschmidt Inc.
- Maddocks Systems Inc.
- Oceanwide (USA) Inc.
- Optima Commerce, LLC
- RB Systems Inc.
- Sectra, LLC
- Smart Border by South Ranch Inc.
- Trade Technology System Inc.
- ViaSafe Inc.
Full contact information for these companies may be found at www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/about/modernization/carrier_info/electronic_truck_manifest_info/electronic_truck_dps.xml.
For more ACE coverage in FleetOwner Magazine’s April issue, see ACE in the hole.