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FAST Processing Requirements are Way Too Fast

Dear Editor,In an attempt to help streamline the FAST registration process, we collected our drivers' applications, checked them over, added the $80 per applicant fee, and mailed them in batches of 10...


Dear Editor,

In an attempt to help streamline the FAST registration process, we collected our drivers’ applications, checked them over, added the $80 per applicant fee, and mailed them in batches of 10.

In none of the published FAST materials, including the FAST application, does it state drivers have only 90 days to complete their FAST processing.

Ninety days may be fine if you live near a FAST processing office. However, when you work for a trucking company based in Saskatchewan, whose drivers live in Saskatchewan, Manitoba or Alberta (as 95 per cent of our drivers do) and the closest FAST processing offices are in Blaine and Port Huron, 90 days IS NOT enough.

Drivers unable to cross at these ports during FAST Processing Center business hours, will now be forced to re-apply, and the $80 fee will be expected again.

What’s another $80 per person in such a lucrative industry, right? Seems like the transportation industry not fortunate enough to be close to the centre of the universe got shafted again.

Kevin Wald

Via e-mail


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