The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has been commissioned by the Customs and Border Protection Agency to conduct a border efficiency assessment to focus on the agency's e-manifest program and its use by motor carriers.
The study will include documenting industry- and regulatory-based border crossing inefficiencies and quantifying appropriate truck e-manifest efficiency solutions. ATRI will provide Customs and the industry with an analysis of the costs and benefits associated with use of the e-manifest and offer recommendations for system refinement.
The e-manifest enables motor carriers and manufacturers to electronically submit manifests to Customs prior to arrival at US land border crossings to reduce processing time and allow for online tracking of shipments. Use of the system provides officers with consolidated information to help expedite trade while providing security at the border.