LOS ANGELES, Calif. Indianapolis-based Celadon Trucking Services and its Canadian subsidiary, Celadon Canada, are the first full truckload carriers to be fully-certified participants in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system created by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
ACE is a commercial trade processing system being developed to enhance border security and expedite border crossing time for cargo. It’s intended to revolutionize how CBP processes goods imported into the U.S. by providing an integrated, fully automated information system to enable the efficient collection, processing and analysis of commercial import and export data.
In order to participate in ACE, all cargo entering or leaving the U.S. by air, rail, sea, or truck must have electronic manifests submitted in advance of reaching the border. Truck carriers are encouraged to establish ACE truck carrier accounts and become certified to use Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) messaging for electronic truck manifests to ensure smooth border operations when these capabilities are eventually mandated.
Celadon was also among the first truckload carriers to become certified in the CBP’s Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and Free And Secure Trade (FAST) programs.
Founded in 1985, Celadon Group Inc. (www.celadongroup.com) is a truckload carrier, headquartered in Indianapolis, which operates in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Celadon is also the owner of TruckersB2B Inc. (www.truckersb2b.com) which provides cost savings to about 17,000 member fleets.
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