What is my Standard Carrier Alpha Code?
The Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) is a unique two-to-four-letter code used to identify transportation companies. SCAC codes can be obtained from the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA), located in Alexandria, VA. You can contact them at (703) 838-1831.
Do I need a Standard Carrier Alpha Code?
You do not need a SCAC number to operate in interstate commerce and most companies do not require a carrier to have a SCAC identification number. However, there are some companies who will not use a carrier unless they have this identification number.
How do I find my SCAC number?
If you are unable to find your number, especially if you have checked online, then you can call the National Motor Freight Traffic Association directly on their customer service line (703-838-1810). You can also contact regulatory agencies to find your lost SCAC code.
Who has a SCAC code?
SCAC codes are used in the automobile, petroleum, forestry, railroad, and ocean container industries, among many others. Like freight class, they are created and regulated by the NMFTA. In LTL shipping, SCAC codes identify a number of commonly used carriers.
What is a carrier T code?
A carrier code is a four-character unique identifier that is assigned by the CBSA to identify a carrier. Only one carrier code is issued to each legal entity (corporation, partnership or sole proprietorship) per mode of transport (highway, marine, air or rail).
Are SCAC codes required?
The SCAC is required for U.S. Customs entry, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), intermodal interchange agreements, when doing business with many shippers, on rate tariffs filed with regulatory agencies, and doing business with the U.S. Government.
How do I find my carrier code?
How long does it take to get a SCAC code?
If we receive your application by 3:00 PM EST, Mon-Fri, we can usually have your SCAC code the same day, most times within 2 hours. Applications received after 3:00 pm are immediately submitted and may still receive their SCAC code the same day.
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What is SCAC in shipping?
SCAC stands for Standard Carrier Alpha Code. It a special, privately maintained code that consists of from two-to-four letters uniquely identifying transport and freight carriers with shippers, regulatory agencies, customs and brokers.
What is the SCAC code?
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What is a SCAC code?
The Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) is standardized coding represent unique units that assist in the identification of particular transportation companies. It is an efficient means of monitoring the transport industry with the use of computerized data according to the National Traffic Association.