Scott to depart YRC, open trade consultancy
Sandra A. Scott, director of international relations for YRC Worldwide, plans to retire June 1 and set up her own consulting firm to assist companies in North America with cross-border trade efforts.
She has spent more than 26 years with YRC Worldwide working on customs compliance and security issues, the majority of that time with less-than-truckload carrier Roadway Express.
Yellow Corp. acquired Roadway in December 2003 to go along with its Yellow Transportation and New Penn Motor trucking outfits to create the largest piece shipment trucking company motor carrier in the United States. The new YellowRoadway Corp. acquired USF Corp. and its stable of regional trucking companies and logistics business last year and recently changed its name to YRC Worldwide.
Scott said her new company, SASync Borders LLC, will provide a menu of import-export services for shippers and transportation providers doing business in Canada, Mexico and the United States. Among her areas of expertise are transportation, logistics, regulatory and policy affairs, cross-border trade facilitation, process management, automated customs systems, customs brokerage and cargo security.
Scott, a licensed customs broker, said she plans to continue her committee work with the American Association of Exporters and Importers, and its Canadian counterpart, IE Canada; U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Trade Support Network; the board of the International Trade Data System being developed as a single U.S. government window for trade reporting; North America’s SuperCorridor Coalition; and the American Trucking Associations.
The trucking industry veteran has been involved from the ground floor helping CBP create its new Automated Commercial Environment computer system and electronic truck manifest, and was part of the design team that helped the Census Bureau develop the Automated Export System. She also previously served two terms on the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations, the industry panel that meets regularly to provide industry input to CBP and the Department of Homeland Security on how customs and security regulations impact trade. In that role, she helped develop motor carrier requirements for the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism and the Free and Secure Trade program for expedited clearance of pre-certified motor carriers.
Scott said she plans to provide direction and assistance to highway carriers on how to implement the new electronic manifest requirements for the trucking industry.