Laredo Sector Border Patrol PACT Lane Program Welcomes a New Participant
LAREDO, Texas – On Thursday, March 22, 2018, Border Patrol agents visited Patriot Cargo Solutions to provide information on the Pre-Enrolled Access Commercial Traffic (PACT) Lane program. Patriot Cargo Solutions Safety and Operations Staff provided Border Patrol agents with a tour of their facility, and an overview of their safety and security procedures. As a Customs – Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) validated company, Patriot Cargo Solutions met eligibility requirements and was accepted into the PACT Lane program.
The PACT Lane program plays a critical role in expediting and facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel within the United States. The program has shown results in reducing wait times at the checkpoint for program participants. The PACT Lane program facilitates the transit of known, low risk, commercial drivers and conveyances by designating a lane solely for program participants transiting through the Laredo North Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35. The program currently has 18 participating companies and is looking to recruit additional trusted, low risk, transportation partners.
The program was developed in consultation with the Office of Field Operations in Laredo and C-TPAT. Those eligible to utilize the PACT lane are highway carriers who are C-TPAT certified/validated, and whose drivers are participants in one of the Customs and Border Protection Trusted Traveler Programs.
“The PACT Lane program will continue to work with industry partners to facilitate lawful trade, travel, reduce waiting times, and improve operational security,” said Laredo North Station Acting Patrol Agent in Charge Enrique Martinez.
For more information on the PACT Lane program, please contact 956-764-3849.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.