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Highway Carriers

To qualify, your company must be an active highway carrier that crosses internationally (within the past year) into/from Mexico or Canada. You must have at least one staffed business office in one of the three countries and have an active U.S. National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) issued Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) and Department of Transportation Number (DOT). When applying, carriers will be designated as either Mexican or Canadian based on where the company crosses goods. If your company crosses freight on both borders, you should apply under the Mexican Carrier designation.

Highway Carrier Eligibility Requirements

  1. Be an active international border crossing U.S./Mexico or Canada Highway Carrier.
  2. Have a business office staffed in the U.S., Mexico or Canada.
  3. Have an active U.S. National Motor Freight Traffic Association issued Standard Carrier Alpha Code & Department of Transportation Number in the following format: #### SCAC Code (4 Alpha Characters) and ###### DOT Number (6 Digits)
  4. Have a designated company officer that will be the primary cargo security officer responsible for C-TPAT.
  5. Commit to maintaining the C-TPAT supply chain security criteria as outlined in the CTPAT U.S./Mexico or U.S./Canada Highway Carrier agreement.
  6. Create and provide CBP with a C-TPAT supply chain security profile, which identifies how the Highway Carrier will meet, maintain and enhance internal policy to meet the CTPAT Security Criteria for U.S./Mexico or U.S./Canada Highway Carriers.
Last published: 
January 30, 2014