JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Landstar System has announced the certification of it’s operating companies to the supply chain security initiatives C-TPAT, FAST and PIP.
All operating companies in the Landstar Carrier Group and Landstar Express America are now FAST certified.
Landstar Logistics, Landstar Express America and Landstar’s Carrier Group are all participants in C-TPAT. Landstar’s Carrier Group and Landstar Express America are also part of PIP or Partners In Protection – Canada’s version of C-TPAT, administered by the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. Like C-TPAT, companies are required to self-assess security in order to enter the FAST program and be eligible for expedited processing of freight into Canada.
C-TPAT, FAST and PIP provide important benefits for Landstar customers, says a company press release – fewer customs inspections, timely deliveries, and less risk of theft.
“Landstar chose to participate in the C-TPAT initiative for two fundamental reasons. First, we want to protect the lives and the economy of Americans,” said Landstar Chief Compliance and Security Officer Joe Beacom. “We also want to meet customer demand for transportation providers that secure their supply chain during normal times and ensure reliability under conditions of high alert when non-C-TPAT carriers may not be allowed to operate freely.”
For more details, visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection web site at www.cbp.gov/ or the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency web site at www.ccra-adrc.gc.ca.
Landstar System, Inc. is a non-asset-based provider of transportation capacity delivering specialized transportation services to a broad range of customers throughout North America.
Landstar’s carrier group is comprised of Landstar Gemini, Inc., Landstar Inway, Inc., Landstar Ligon, Inc. and Landstar Ranger, Inc. and delivers complete over-the-road transportation services. Landstar’s multimodal group is comprised of Landstar Express America, Inc. and Landstar Logistics, Inc., provides expedited, contract logistics and intermodal transportation services. All Landstar operating companies are certified to ISO 9001:2000 quality management system standards. Landstar System, Inc.’s common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market(r) under the symbol LSTR.
Landstar has several Canadian offices, in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia.
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