Certifications & Safety
At Eagle, we place high value on earning and maintaining professional certifications. These accomplishments assure us that we have done our homework in all areas of safety, in regards to food, cargo, equipment, people and border security. Our HACCP certification contributes to our existing high standards of knowledge and professional training.
To further our commitment to safety, Eagle has an onsite Safety and Compliance Coordinator, who helps to ensure our drivers are always kept up-to-date on all aspects of road and highway safety and the proper handling of freight.
Food and Goods Certifications
Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP)
HACCP is a food safety certification. It’s also a management system that promotes analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards- from raw material production, procurement and handling to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product. This rigorous, standardized program of checkpoints takes the preventative approach to food safety. Eagle's HACCP certification includes:
- Dairy Grade A HACCP (Voluntary)
- Juice HACCP
- Retail & Food Service HACCP
- Seafood HACCP
The Jewish Community Council of Montreal is a supervisory body that grants kosher certification after the Council is assured that the handling, storage and transportation of food is carried out in strict accordance to the dietary laws of Judaism. Frequent and random inspections of our site and fleet keep us ever-vigilant in our day-to-day operations. Eagle Transportation works diligently and conscientiously to maintain this important certification.
Through our HAZMAT certification, we are authorized to transport dangerous goods and hazardous materials in compliance with Transport Canada regulations. HAZMAT certification ensures that shipping of hazardous materials is done in a manner that enhances the safety of general public and the environment as well as the persons involved in the transport.
C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism)
C-TPAT is a vountary American government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen and improve overall international supply chain and U.S. border security. By participating in this first worldwide supply chain security initiative, companies will ensure a more secure and expeditious supply chain for their employees, suppliers and customers.
Benefits of participating in C-TPAT:
- Reduced number of cross-border inspections (reduced border delay times)
- Priority processing of cross-border inspections
- Potential eligibility for cross-border inspection Importer Self-Assessment program (ISA) with an emphasis on self-policing, not CBP audits
ACE (Automated Commercial Environment)
The ACE Portal-another initiative of the American government focusing on legitimate trade and homeland security-is one of that government's largest information technology programs. Its "single-window" filing allows the trade community to submit data required by all American federal agencies for the clearance of cargo. Eagle Transportation has a registered trade user account with ACE.
FAST (Free And Secure Trade)
FAST is a joint initiative (between the Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection) that enhances border and trade chain security while making cross-border commercial shipments simpler and subject to fewer delays. It is a voluntary program that enables the Canadian Border Services Agency to work closely with the private sector to enhance border security, combat organized crime and terrorism, and prevent contraband smuggling. Eagle has undergone the risk assessment and earned a membership card.
PAPS (Pre-Arrival Processing System)
The Pre-Arrival Processing System is a U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection border cargo release mechanism that utilizes barcode technology to expedite the release of commercial shipments. Each PAPS shipment requires a unique barcode label, which the carrier attaches to the invoice and the truck manifest while the merchandise is still in Canada; this barcode relates to information which is faxed ahead of time to the Customs broker in the U.S. Upon the truck’s arrival at the border, the Customs Inspector scans the barcode, which automatically retrieves the entry information. If no examination is required, the Inspector releases the truck, reducing the carrier’s wait time and easing congestion at the U.S. border. Eagle has its Alpha Code and participates in PAPS.