Rail Carriers have a measurable impact on the Security of United States borders.
As Inter-modal Volume increases, the burden of security in the United States continues to rise. Every day, many containers come in and out of our country via inter-modal transportation.
Rail 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 Rail Carriers become C-TPAT Certified.
What are the requirements?
- Be an active Rail Carrier transporting shipments from Canada or Mexico.
- Have at least one business office staffed in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico.
- Have an active U.S. National Motor Freight Traffic Association issued Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) in the following format: #### SCAC Code (4 Alpha Characters)
- Possess a valid common carrier bond registered with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
- 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 C-TPAT Rail Carrier agreement.
- Create and provide CBP with a C-TPAT supply chain security profile, which identifies how the Rail Carrier will meet, maintain and enhance internal policies to meet the C-TPAT Rail Carrier Standards.