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ATA welcomes passing of cross-border bill

The American Trucking Association (ATA) welcomed the passing of a cross-border bill in House of Representatives Dec. 15, one it says will improve trucking efficiency, security and safety.

“Trucks move the majority of freight between the U.S. and its neighbours Mexico and Canada,” said ATA president and CEO Bill Graves. “This compromise bill will help move that commerce safely and efficiently across those borders and we urge not only its quick passage, but urge President Obama to sign it into law.”

Some of the key specifications in the bill include improvements to Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, as well as the general customs process, which includes exempting residue in bulk cargo containers from full duty requirements.