TRANSFLO Express Simplifies Border-Crossing for Canadian Carrier
Tampa, Fla. – November 27, 2012 – Searcy Trucking of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, has implemented TRANSFLO Express truck stop scanning from Pegasus TransTech. Searcy is a flatbed carrier specializing in moves between the U.S. and central Canada.
“We handle anything that will go on a flatbed, step deck, or drop axle,” said General Manager Darrel Mozil.
With Pegasus TransTech’s scanning solutions carriers are able to receive documents electronically and more quickly from drivers. This expedites the process and helps carriers avoid delays in shipment and monetary penalties involving cross border regulations.
Much of Searcy’s business is in oil field and agricultural freight, Mozil explained. Southbound moves usually originate in the Winnipeg region. Northbound loads are generally destined for the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. All involve customs at the U.S./Canadian border. For U.S. manifests, information must be submitted through U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) at least 1 hour, or 30 minutes if the shipment qualifies for the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program, prior to the truck arriving at the border. Similarly, Canada is phasing in new requirements that will be fully enforced in May of 2013. For a Canadian truck eManifest, the information must be transmitted through Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) ACI Highway system at least one hour prior to arriving at a Canadian border crossing.
“We signed up for TRANSFLO Express because it’s cost efficient and because we were faxing so much paperwork,” Mozil explained. “It’s going to make things easier.”
“We’re very glad to serve an increasing number of fleets that must submit customs paperwork before arrival at border crossings,” said Bob Helms, Pegasus TransTech chairman and CEO. “TRANSFLO Express and TRANSFLO Now in-cab scanning provide a more secure, versatile alternative to faxing — and at an overall cost savings.”
About Pegasus TransTech
Pegasus TransTech Corporation helps transportation companies go paperless, improve operating efficiency, speed cash flow, increase profit, and drive consistent, repeatable results by strategically creating images, electronic forms, and enterprise workflow solutions.
TRANSFLO® software provides the back office solutions for document management and electronic workflow. Pegasus TransTech’s scanning products TRANSFLO Express® truck stop scanning, TRANSFLO Now!™ anywhere in-cab scanning, and TRANSFLO Now Mobile provide same-day access to delivery documents which speeds driver pay and the carrier’s billing cycle. TRANSFLO $Velocity is the electronic, consistent method for carriers to submit invoices and load documents to participating brokers to get paid faster.