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Cross Border Transportation

Vectra Heavy Haulers’ cross-border trucking services have another advantage over some of its competition. We can seamlessly transport freight between Canada, the United States, and Mexico. For a fully hands-off experience in cross-border trucking services, Vectra Heavy Haulers can deal with getting all the necessary paperwork, customs brokers, and clearances arranged to efficiently get your equipment anywhere in North America. We are among the most trusted logistics companies in Canada. Choose our heavy haul solutions for your ultimate peace of mind.

Cross-Border Transportation

Sending Freight across International Borders

When freight needs to cross borders, it is important that everything is done properly so that customs rules and requirements are followed to avoid future complications. You can rely on Vectra Heavy Haulers to do this thanks to our long-term presence and experience in the industry. We are in the know with ever changing cross border rules and regulations to ensure everything is done right the first time.

USMCA and Cross Border Transportation

The prior onset of the formation of our countries, Canada, The United States, and more recently Mexico have always been major trading partners. In 1993, the North American Free Trade Agreement (USMCA) was implemented to trade most goods and services within North America free of taxes or tariffs. Since USMCA’s inception until 2015, cross-border trade between Mexico, the United States, and Canada increased by 125%. Even though cross-border trade within North America is considered “free” there are still many rules and requirements to apply to everything crossing the border. By being aware of these regulations at Vectra Heavy Haulers, you have a company that can ship freight seamlessly anywhere within North America. From the Yukon to the Yucatan, Vancouver to Miami, or Nova Scotia to Guadalajara, give us a call and we will get it done right.

NAFTA Certificate of Origin

USMCA Certificate of Origin

One of the requirements needed for crossing borders in North America is the USMCA certificate of origin. This is the document that the three nations in USMCA use to determine the duty classifications of goods crossing borders within North America. The document needs to be filled out in full by the exporter and legible and in the hands of the importer when the declaration is made. Anyone carrying freight across national borders in USMCA should know if the goods being delivered qualify for preferential treatment. A certificate is required if they do.

One must look at the World Customers Organization reference materials and then at the tariff schedules for the country in question to determine if the cargo receives special trade-related treatment. When working with Vectra Heavy Haulers, in addition to moving your open deck cargo, we can help you sort out all the necessary paperwork required. You can depend on our knowledge, expertise, and experience for cross-border transportation.

TWIC Certification

TWIC stands for Transportation Worker Identification Credential. This certification is required for access to secure areas of North American ports (maritime facilities). Certification requires a background check by the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA). These credentials are required of and limited to port facility works, longshore workers, members of the merchant marine, and truck drivers as people who are granted unescorted access to port facilities.

All our drivers are TWIC certified. This grants them unescorted access to every port in North America including the Ports in Montreal, Baltimore, Newark, Seattle, and Los Angeles. This makes Vectra Heavy Haulers an obvious choice for cross-border transport.