WASHINGTON, D.C. — As early as Nov. 15, trucks hauling into the U.S. will have to file electronic manifests at least 30 minutes before arriving at the border.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security made the announcement yesterday. Electronic prior notice was supposed to kick in in March, but was delayed because the government’s computer software had to be adapted.
Depending on where they enter the U.S., trucking firms have three deadlines for electronic prior notice: Nov. 15, Dec. 15 and Jan. 14.
The majority of border crossings into Michigan and New York will go electronic Nov. 15.
Some BRASS and CAF shipments will be exempted from the Nov. 15 deadline, but only under certain circumstances; for example if they consist of more than 50 loads per year and if their drivers all have FAST cards. Watch Truck News for further updates.
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