Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. August 3, 2006. C-TPAT. Voluntary supply chain security program started by CBP after terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001 Company joined in February 2003 Benefits to Company are: Reduced inspections by CBP Expedited shipments through the FAST program
August 3, 2006
Before loading conduct a 7-point inspection of the container
Front Wall – measure distance inside and out
Check right side and left side of walls
Look for irregularly spaced panels in ceiling
Check for compartments under trailer and in landing gear
Check for holes in floor or difference in the wear or age of the wood
Container/Trailer Seal Selection
Cable seals must be made of braided cable that will fray when cut
Hasp is not used as seal point
Cable seal is place around the keeper bars.
Cable is pulled tight and lock is flush against door.
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