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FAST: Free and Secure Trade for Commercial Vehicles

Trucker arrives at FAST booth.

The Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program is a commercial clearance program for known low-risk shipments entering the United States from Canada and Mexico. Initiated after 9/11, this innovative trusted traveler/trusted shipper program allows expedited processing for commercial carriers who have completed background checks and fulfill certain eligibility requirements.

FAST enrollment is open to truck drivers from the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

FAST vehicle lanes process cargo at land border ports of entry that serve commercial cargo. The majority of dedicated FAST lanes are located in northern border ports in Michigan, New York and Washington and at southern border ports from California to Texas. Participation in FAST requires that every link in the supply chain, from manufacturer to carrier to driver to importer, is certified under the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program.

CBP routinely conducts on-site visits to domestic and foreign CTPAT member facilities to evaluate and validate their supply-chain security measures. More than 10,000 companies world-wide are certified CTPAT members.

Last modified: 
March 8, 2022