Highway Carriers are on the front lines in the war on terror.

As International Trade Volume increases, the burden of security in the United States continues to rise. Millions of containers come in and out of our country every day and most of those containers are carried on trucks.

Highway carriers are under increasing pressure from their clients to become C-TPAT Certified. At SGT, we help answer some of the most common questions and have the resources to help Highway Carriers become C-TPAT Certified. 

What are the requirements?

  1. Be an active international border crossing U.S./Mexico or Canada Highway Carrier.

  2. Have a business office staffed in the U.S., Mexico or Canada.

  3. Have an active U.S. National Motor Freight Traffic Association issued Standard Carrier Alpha Code & Department of Transportation Number in the following format: #### SCAC Code (4 Alpha Characters) and ###### DOT Number (6 Digits)

  4. Have a designated company officer that will be the primary cargo security officer responsible for C-TPAT.

    Commit to maintaining the C-TPAT supply chain security criteria as outlined in the CTPAT U.S./Mexico or U.S./Canada Highway Carrier agreement.

  5. Create and provide CBP with a C-TPAT supply chain security profile, which identifies how the Highway Carrier will meet, maintain and enhance internal policy to meet the CTPAT Security Criteria for U.S./Mexico or U.S./Canada Highway Carriers.


each eligible carrier should review the security criteria.

Costs and timelines are the next concern.

C-TPAT Members are 5 times less likely to be examined than non C-TPAT members
— U.S. Customs and Border Patrol