FAST-1st at the Emerson Port of Entry
Sep 06, 2022
The Canada Border Services Agency would like to remind our Trusted Trader members that expedited processing is available at the Emerson, Manitoba, Port of Entry (POE) via the FAST-1st system.
Emerson POE processes highway commercial shipments under the FAST-1 st system, 7 days a week from 7am to midnight. To be FAST lane eligible, carriers and importers must be authorized under the Partners in Protection (PIP) Program or both the PIP and Customs Self Assessment (CSA) Programs. Drivers must have a valid FAST card or Commercial Driver Registration Program (CDRP) card. Using the FAST lane can reduce border wait times by up to 70%. For more eligibility details: https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/prog/fast-expres/about-apropos-eng.html
How Does the Fast-1 st System Work?
The right lane approaching the Emerson border is dedicated to FAST eligible trucks (including FAST empty trucks).
The traffic lights control access to the booths; on green, drivers can choose any open booth (changing lanes is permissible)
-It is important to stop AT the white line and maintain a tight gap as trucks move forward. This allows the system to properly detect your truck
Eligible trucks in the FAST lane receive ‘green light’ priority to proceed to the next available booth
All non-FAST commercial trucks must use the left or middle lane on approach to the border. Upon receiving a green light, a FAST eligible truck can proceed to any open booth. Note:Oversized loads (over 18 feet/5.5m in width) must utilize the FAST lane and once given the green light, use the outside lane booth #9 which is designated for oversized use
Documents below to review.
Western Canada Highway News
Fall 2022 Issue
News, Profiles and Reports on Western Canada's Trucking Industry
Categories | Cross Border