AS OF JULY 2020, THE SCAC CODE IS NO LONGER IN RENEWAL UNTIL NEXT YEAR.
Are you Receiving a Standard Carrier Alpha Code
(SCAC) Renewal Notice?
They Expire Yearly on June 30th
Do you need a SCAC Code?
- Private Carriers DO NOT need SCAC codes.
- SCAC Codes are Regulations for Trucks Crossing the Border
What is a SCAC Code? Do you Qualify?
The Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) is a system that assigns unique two-to-four letter codes to transportation companies for identification purposes. The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) developed the SCAC identification codes in the late 1960s to facilitate computerization in the transportation industry. It is for Customs entry, when doing business with many shippers, on rate tariffs filed with regulatory agencies, government bills of lading and on bids for government traffic.
Questioning why You received a SCAC Code Renewal Notice?
If it is from the National Motor Freight Traffic Association, it is valid. Be careful, if it is not, it could be a SCAM! It is possible that a SCAC code was gotten at one-point in time last year, either because of crossing the border or maybe someone in the company applied for it not knowing that they did not really need it.
~The more you know~
Not all motor carriers are required to possess a SCAC code, and the DOT, or any other government agency, will not shut down or fine a carrier simply because the motor carrier is not in possession of a SCAC code. There are no regulations requiring compliance with SCAC documentation and registration.
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