Eagle builds solid relationships with our tanker and freight customers in the food industry—shipping both to and from Canada and the United States. To enhance these business relationships throughout North America, we proactively maintain cross-border certifications that ease shipping concerns for security, safety, efficiency and our customer’s bottom line.
For customers that need to move food-safe materials from the US into Canada, we can still offer competitive rates and fast service. For those with flexible dates, our backhauling services are priced very competitively and still offer our great service and hassle-free border crossings.
Below is a quick summary of our border certifications.
C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection recognized that in order to provide the highest level of cargo security, close cooperation with international carriers, importers, customs brokers and manufacturers was necessary; C-TPAT is a voluntary government initiative to strengthen and improve overall international supply chain and U.S. border security.
ACE (Automated Commercial Environment E-Manifest)
ACE is the commercial trade processing system that has been developed by the U.S. Customs & Border Protection to facilitate legitimate trade and strengthen border security requiring every carrier or truck that enters the U.S. from Canada through any and all border crossings to submit an e-manifest. Receiving the manifest information early allows Customs & Border Protection security agencies to pre-screen the manifest through multiple checks before the truck arrives at the port. This speeds the process of clearance once at the border meaning fewer delays.
PAPS (Pre-Arrival Processing System)
Because time is of the essence in the transportation of foods and food products, every little bit of pre-planning is good. Using the Pre-arrival Processing System, Eagle can fax cargo particulars ahead of time for consideration by border officials.
FAST (Free and Secure Trade)
FAST is a Canada / U.S. initiative to promote economic prosperity in light of newer concerns for national security. Offering greater speed and efficiency, a harmonized clearance process for known low-risk transborder shipments includes dedicated lanes (where available) and reduced frequency of inspections for C-TPAT approved carriers.