Prime Receives Certification From US Customs To Aid Mexican Border Crossings

Prime Receives Certification From US Customs To Aid Mexican Border Crossings

Prime Inc., a leading international refrigerated, flatbed and liquid bulk truckload carrier headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, has announced that it has been certified by the United States Customs and Business Anti-Smuggling Coalition (BASC). This certification and the process behind it, said Randy Price, Director of Corporate Security at Prime, is an indication of how seriously Prime takes the security of each and every load we haul throughout North America, especially those going into or out of Mexico.

BASC was created to combat the smuggling of contraband via commercial trade and is considered a major proactive vehicle in the war on drugs and terrorism. The BASC was initiated in March 1996 in Miami, Florida. In September 1998, Prime was an initial member in the development of the Laredo, Texas charter. Although the BASC is a voluntary program for businesses, with no Customs-imposed mandates, corporate participants are expected to set self-imposed business standards that will significantly deter narcotics traffickers and terrorists.

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