COMPETITION WATCH: McBurney Transport equips fleet with Shaw’s OmniTRACS system

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — McBurney Transport has equipped its fleet with automated driver notification for border crossing though the OmniTRACS Real-time Satellite Fleet Management System, provided by Shaw Tracking.

The new ACE regulations now require carriers crossing into the US through Canada or Mexico to submit pre-notification of shipment details electronically to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) prior to arriving at the border, in order to adhere to the Trade Act.

Through our new process of border-crossing we have been able to improve our productivity, efficiency and service reliability, said Don Wall, vice-president of Hagersville, Ont.-based McBurney Transport.

Shaw Tracking Automated ACE Clearance Notification is designed to send drivers an in-cab e-mail once they have been cleared by customs without having to pull over and call in to dispatch. The application is ideal for carriers that require assistance without having to staff after hours dispatch personnel, Shaw officials say.

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