Overnite given FAST, CSA authority along U.S.-Canada border

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Canada’s Border Service Agency has confirmed Overnite Transportation, a UPS company, as a participant in both the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) and Customs Self Assessment (CSA) programs, effectively streamlining the process for Overnite to move its trucks across the border.

“With a firm commitment to the integrity of the management of the supply chain process, we have developed systems, processes, properties and personnel that enhance shipment security and control,” says Overnite director Mike Mackey, who oversees the Richmond, Va.-based less-than-truckload carrier’s Canadian operation. “Enrolling in the U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and Canada’s Partners in Protection (PIP) programs, receiving designation as a FAST-approved carrier and certification as a CSA-approved carrier, all serve as validation of these continuing efforts.”

For carriers and their customers, key benefits of the FAST program and CSA designation are greater speed and certainty in the clearance of low-risk, transborder shipments; reduced costs of compliance with customs requirements; and a strong, ongoing partnership with both U.S. and Canadian Customs administrations.