Foreway has been C-TPAT certified since 2007
C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partnership against Terrorism)
C-TPAT is a initiative to build cooperative relationships that ensure supply chain security aiding to border security. C-TPAT is a program built to assist Customs Border Protection with a cooperation of importers, carriers, broker, warehouse operations, freight forwarders and manufacturers. This program asks members to ensure security practices, communicate their security protocol and be re-evaluated every year to ensure compliance with the guidelines to further secure border protection.
Benefits of C-TPAT
A reduced number of inspections
An assigned account manager
An emphasis on self-policing, not Customs verifications
Foreway has been FAST certified since 2007
FAST (Free And Secure Trade)
FAST is a border accord initiative between the United States, Mexico and Canada. This program is to ensure security and safety. This program is to process commercial traffic though technological means. This promotes free and secure trade using risk-management principles, security, partnerships and technology to improve screening and clearing of commercial traffic at the borders. This program ensures that approved carriers are pre-screened, allowing agents to focus their time and efforts where-else as needed.
Benefits of FAST
FAST lanes for greater speed and efficiency in the clearance of FAST trans-border shipments
Reduced number of inspections
A partnership with the Canadian Partners in Protection (PIP) and Customs (C-TPAT) administrations
Supply chain security and safety
Foreway has been PIP certified since 2007
PIP (Partners IN Protection)
Partners in Protection (PIP) is a program that promotes cooperation in the private industry to enhance border security, combat organized crime and terrorism. This program asserts awareness of customs compliance, detection of contraband smuggling and acts of terrorism. This program is based on good-will with a partnership with the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA), and just this year has moved to a more progressive screening process that mirrors C-TPAT in an effort to strengthen security efforts.
Benefits of PIP
Low-risk transport receive quicker clearance
Improves security levels
Participation in FAST
Reduction of inspections
Border crossing efficiencies
Foreway has been utilizing User Fee Decals since 2008
User Fee Decal
User fee decals are on-board devices that allow a truck to by-pass paying a yearly fee for border crossings. The use of this device decreases the amount of time spent at the border. Carriers must be C-TPAT certified in order to use this program.
Benefits of User Fee Decals
Less time waiting at border crossings
Foreway has been a Smartway carrier since 2008, with a score of 1.25
SmartWay℠ is an innovative collaboration between EPA and the freight sector designed to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions, and improve energy security.
Benefits of SmartWay℠
Savings: Money, fuel, environment
Savings: Lower interest rates on technological purchases
It’s the responsible thing to do
Foreway has been using Prepass Plus since 2008
Foreway has been using Prepass for many, many years and has just upgraded to Prepass plus. Prepass allows carriers to by-pass scales in states that have the technology if the weight of the load is below requirements. With Prepass plus, Foreway can now not only by-pass scales they also can electronically pay for tolls creating a more efficient way to transport loads for our customers.
Benefits of Prepass Plus
Less stop time at scales
Less stop time to pay for scales
Foreway has participated in ACE since 2007
ACE (Automated Commercial Environment)
ACE is a virtual border, designed to automate the process of cross-border shipping to provide a systematic, unified border enforcement approach. This reduces paper and lends to border clearance efficiencies.
This is not a voluntary program as of January 25, 2007; CBP will require all truck carriers crossing the border through certain points to participate. Further in the future all cross-border commercial traffic will be required to participate in ACE.