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Livingston International Launches New Cross-Border Trade App

Livingston International Launches New Cross-Border Trade App

Toronto, Canada – Truck drivers delivering commercial shipments across the Canada-U.S. border have a new ally to reduce their wait time at Customs: the Livingston International Tracker app.

The app is specifically designed for carriers, giving drivers the information they need on the clearance status of their shipments as quickly as possible.

Both the U.S. Pre-Arrival Processing System (PAPS) and the Canadian Pre-Arrival Review System (PARS) are optimized for mobile on Livingston’s Tracker app, keeping drivers informed of their shipment’s status no matter where they are.

Livingston’s Speed Scanner functionality enables truck drivers to use a simple barcode scan to check shipment status, with no need to type in barcodes.

For shipments without a barcode, the driver simply keys in the shipment information to find the shipment status. There is no longer a need to phone a dispatcher and wait for them to check the status.

The app also features “set and forget” functionality for shipments entering Canada, so truckers can get PARS shipment alerts with the click of a button.

For even more speed and convenience, carriers can also opt for SMS and/or e-mail shipment updates.

The Tracker app is available for download on iOS, Android and Blackberry. Livingston has also updated their tracking web pages so they are fully optimized for mobile.

In addition to offering Customs clearance and trade compliance services, Livingston International also offers trade consulting, global trade management and international freight forwarding.

Livingston employs over 3,200 staff at 125 key border points, sea ports, airports and other strategic locations across North America, Europe and Asia.

12/10/2014

US, Mexico Border Truck Program Expires

Washington, DC – The three-year program giving Mexican long-haul truckers access inside the US beyond the designated commercial border zone has officially expired, but the border will remain open to the 13 Mexico-domiciled carriers that were granted authority to participate in the project.

As required by statute, the Department of Transportation has completed a three-year trucking pilot program with Mexico,” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) agency responsible for conducting the pilot project, said Tuesday in a prepared statement.

The controversial cross-border program, strongly opposed by the US trucking industry, was created in 2011 to evaluate the safety of cross-border long-haul operations, with 13 carriers participating in the program.

“Prior to making any additional determinations regarding cross-border trucking issues or specific carriers, the department will await expected reports on the pilot program from the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and the DOT Inspector General,” the agency said.

“In the interim, based upon successful completion of the program, as well as a review of safety and inspection data collected during the program, the department has converted the 13 participants to provisional or standard operating authority, allowing those carriers to continue to operate in the United States.”

The 13 carriers will reportedly continue to undergo regular border inspections and be subject to all US motor carrier laws and regulations, the DOT said.

In addition, it said that there were no fatalities or major accidents involving Mexico-domiciled trucks during the current pilot or the previous pilot program that ended in 2009 when it was scrapped by Congress.

10/15/2014

Amerijet Expands Domestic US Logistics Footprint

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Amerijet International Inc. is gearing up for its domestic US freighter operation by awarding its East and West Coast road feeder bid to its ITS Logistics.

The contract connects nine US cities to Amerijet’s new domestic air cargo hubs at Reno‐Tahoe International Airport and Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus utilizing dedicated 53 foot ‘air-ride’ trailers.

Amerijet has begun daily B767 freighter operations between its new hubs providing long‐haul air freight service for intercontinental and domestic freight.

Dedicated road feeder services between Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Reno on the west coast and Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Newark, Atlanta, Miami and Columbus on the East Coast will allow the company to provide its customers with a 1‐2 day service coast to coast.

Amerijet International, Inc. is full‐service multi‐modal transportation and logistics provider, offering US domestic and international, scheduled all‐cargo transport via land, sea, and air.

The company connects over 30 major cities in the US with more than 600 destinations worldwide, providing global transportation solutions for customers throughout the Americas, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

07/31/2014