of WasteWatcher contains information that you need to know
to transport municipal solid waste from Canada into the
United States. The focus is on driver and vehicle requirements
and load restrictions. This section also contains information
on the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program, which can
reduce the time you spend at the border crossing.
With recent increased scrutiny at the border
to ensure homeland security, it is important to understand
and restrictions to minimize border delays. If transporters
come prepared with everything they need for border crossing,
such delays should be kept to a minimum.
motor carriers operating in the U.S. are subject to the same
federal and state regulations and procedures that
apply to U.S. carriers. These include safety regulations, insurance
requirements, labor and environmental standards, and payment
of all taxes and fees. In addition, all foreign motor carriers
and drivers must comply with applicable customs and immigration
laws and regulations.
For more information on specific procedures employed at ports
of entry, see the WasteWatcher section Procedures at Ports