Trans Expert is a bonded carrier certified with both the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and US Customs & Border Protection. This means your goods are safely and securely transported across Canada and the United States, with no unnecessary delays, hidden fees, or hassles.
C-TPAT is the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. C-TPAT certification means that Trans Expert requires little cargo inspections when crossing the border. In those rare instances where inspection is necessary, C-TPAT certification gives Trans Expert priority status. It also means your shipment is more secured and transported safely to where you need it.
As a member of the Partners in Protection (PIP) program, Trans Expert adheres to the highest security standards set by the Canadian Border Safety Agency. As such, the border agents, allowing for less hassles and inspections at the border, recognize us as “trusted traders”. This means your goods are transported more quickly, safely, and securely across the border, getting your load to its destination on time.
Canada’s Customs Self-Assessment (CSA) program greatly simplifies the transport and border-crossing process for pre-approved, low-risk companies like Trans Expert. That means your CSA-eligible goods (which includes most commercial goods, among others) can be delivered faster and more efficiently, saving you time and money.
The Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program ensures that your load is unlikely to get held up at the border, and will reach its destination on time. Trans Expert and its drivers have undergone a risk assessment that has given us “low-risk” status, meaning that our trucks cross the border quickly and with less inspections. At the border, our trucks flash the FAST membership documents, which are promptly scanned, and the truck is back on its way. The declarations, verifications, and paperwork is done at a later time, away from the border, meaning that your load is not held up.
The Automated Commercial Environment is a US Customs and Border Protection program to eliminate paperwork, reduce hold-ups and hassles, and speed up trade across the border. Trans Expert is part of this automated system that ensures our compliance with US laws and regulations, meaning that our trucks are far less likely to be inspected or delayed at the border.
The Advance Commercial Information (ACI) program allows for much quicker delivery of goods into Canada. Sending information regarding your shipment to the border agents before the carrier arrives, thus saving a great deal of hassles and time at the border, does this. With ACI, along with our other certifications, you can rest assured that Trans Expert is bringing your goods across the border as fast as possible.