Wash., Ariz., N.D. to lead the way on e-truck manifest
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officially announced Wednesday the initial ports where it will require the mandatory transmission of electronic manifest information from truckers.
News leaked out the day before that the agency was ready to publish a notice in the Federal Register about its plan to make mandatory what is now a voluntary electronic filing system. Most advance manifests are still faxed to border checkpoints.
All truck drivers entering the United States through land ports in Washington and Arizona, and through the ports of Pembina, Neche, Walhalla, Maida, Hannah, Sarles, and Hansboro, North Dakota, will be required to file their manifests through the Automated Commercial Environment system 90 days from Friday, when the notice is published.
No dates for the phase-in of the e-truck manifest in the rest of the country have been determined, but the implementation schedule will proceed in the following order:
* Michigan, Texas, California, New Mexico and New York.
* Vermont and Alaska.
* Maine, Idaho and Montana.
* All remaining ports of entry in North Dakota.