Today's anti-terrorist efforts are transforming Cross-Border transportation. We work with federal agencies to help develop such programs as C-TPAT, PIP, FAST and ACE.

The need to ensure protection from terrorism has transformed cross-border freight transportation. Government agencies on both sides of the border have ramped up inspections, tightened controls, and developed new – and often complex – processes.

These agencies also created a number of programs to enable trusted shippers to more quickly make border crossings. Those programs include C-TPAT, PIP, FAST and ACE.

New Penn not only takes full advantage of these programs, we actually helped develop them and are in the forefront of an ongoing effort to refine and improve them.

Participating in these programs ensures that our customers’ freight is processed faster. In fact, about 98 percent of our shipments are pre-approved for customs clearance before arriving at the border processing, which translates to an average crossing time of just three minutes.

New Penn also has employees throughout our network who have earned their Transportation Worker Identification Credential. This authorizes them to have unescorted access to secure areas in all U.S. ports, giving us more speed and flexibility when handling any issues related to cross-border shipments.

Regulations to protect national borders continue to change and evolve. To ensure that your freight makes fast, hassle-free border crossings, rely on a company that is constantly adapting to those changes.

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Customs and Border Protection Frequently Asked Questions

Certified and Compliant

New Penn is border-security compliant and certified in the C-TPAT, FAST, CSA and PIP programs. Our participation in these programs means faster border clearance for your shipments, a secure supply chain, dedicated lanes and a strong Customs partnership.

Secure Border Crossings

New Penn is at the forefront of the changes taking place at North America’s borders, helping to develop programs that improve supply-chain security while keeping the borders open to legitimate trade.

In return for participating in these initiatives, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Canada Border Services Agency promise importers faster processing and fewer inspections. To participate, importers must use transportation providers that are approved for these programs. New Penn was one of the first transportation providers authorized to participate in these federally backed programs for protecting the supply chain.

TWIC Licensed

New Penn has invested time and resources to ensure drivers with TWIC identification cards are strategically located throughout our networks.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) is a bio-metric identification credential permitting unescorted access to secure areas in all U.S. ports. TWIC defines a “port” as water ports, inland non-water ports, regulated facilities or warehouse complexes.

TWIC was phased-in nationwide Oct. 15, 2008 through April 15, 2009. Its goal: ensure any individual who has unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities and vessels has received a thorough background check and is not a known security threat.

There are over three million workers (truck drivers, port employees, longshore workers, Coast Guard-credentialed merchant mariners, etc.) now enrolled in TWIC.