The head of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency visited Buffalo’s Peace Bridge this week to assess the pre-inspection program piloted several months ago to smooth the travel of trucks entering the U.S.
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“The push is always on to, you know, how are you going to expedite travel? How are you going to expedite trade? Particularly with increases in both of those, and also do it in a safe way?” R. Gil Kerlikowske told the the Buffalo News.
Asked by the newspaper how he views the pre-inspection process so far, Canadian Trucking Alliance CEO David Bradley said for the most part the program appears to be working.
However, he would still like to see a process where truckers could avoid making a second stop , even a “rolling stop” so they can truly be on their way after being cleared after inspection.