LANGLEY, BC — Maddocks Systems Inc., a supplier of transportation software and the developers of TruckMate for Windows (TM4Win) enterprise software, has become a certified solution provider for the ACE e-Manifest Program.
Maddocks worked closely with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency to complete an intensive program of compliance testing to reach this elite level of certification.
“At Maddocks we made a strategic decision to develop our own software solution to meet the requirements of the ACE e-Manifest initiative,” said Bob Maddocks, President and CEO of Maddocks Systems Inc. “This will enable our clients to leverage their existing investment in TruckMate, use a Maddocks tested application and maintain a completely integrated software solution.”
Maddocks Systems Inc. claims it is the only trucking software company to become a certified ACE e-Manifest solution provider. This will allow Maddocks clients to send the required e-Manifest data directly from the TruckMate software package. By transmitting the shipment information required by ACE, Maddocks clients will eliminate time consuming data entry and ensure accuracy prior to transmission.
“Working directly with the CBP agency during the certification and development process has been a tremendous advantage,” added Maddocks. “We were able to start from a trucking fleet’s perspective and create a final product that met the ACE requirements and also maintained operational efficiency.”
Under ACE, before reaching the border, trucks are required to submit an e-Manifest through the web-based ACE Secure Data Portal or through a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) approved Electronic Data Interchange. An e-Release, the electronic process by which CBP authorizes the release of goods from the carrier or warehouse to an importer will be required for shipments heading into the United States.
Using the detailed shipment information already captured in TruckMate, Maddocks clients will have the ability to submit all of the information required through a customized e-Manifest program within the TruckMate software. Submitting the manifest early allows border security agencies to pre-screen the manifest through multiple checks before the truck arrives.
Maddocks Systems Inc. www.maddockssystems.com is a leading provider of software solutions exclusively to the transportation and logistics industry. Truckmate for Windows is an enterprise-wide client server product designed to meet the needs of Truckload, LTL, Brokerage/Logistics, Bulk, Intermodal and Private carriers.
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