Under the new ACE program, carriers with cross-border operations are required to submit an e-Manifest to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) before their trucks arrive at the border. Software provider Trans+Plus Systems (www.transpluscorp.com) announced a success story of a customer that uses its CBP-approved method of electronic data interchange.
Trans+Plus’ ACE e-Manifest software interfaces with its core dispatch and operations management product, Fleet Manager Professional, to send an e-Manifest using shipment details already supplied in the software.
Truckload and LTL carrier Darcol International Inc., based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the first customer to use the product. Carol Norrie, manager of human resources and driver services, says that since the company began using the product, drivers are able to avoid the secondary inspection process at the border.
“As an LTL carrier, secondary is a standard part of crossing the border,” Norrie says. “Being able to skip it had my drivers through the border in two minutes flat. This is very exciting for them and very exciting for us.”