Werner Enterprises recently announced that it is a validated member in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program. The C-TPAT is a joint government business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen the overall supply chain and border security, developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection.
According to Werner, its status as a C-TPAT participant means the U.S. Department of Homeland Security views the company as an active participant in the war against terror. By participating in these programs, Werner says its C-TPAT approved customers will benefit from improved border crossing times, faster clearance of imports and on-going process improvements, resulting in increased efficiencies in the supply chain.
“C-TPAT offers more business opportunities, and the freight we transport is more secure,” says John Vana, associate vice president of regulatory compliance for the Omaha, Neb.-based company. “Werner has had the support to get the C-TPAT validation from upper management right from the beginning, starting with the company’s president.”