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This section 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 applicable requirements 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.

All foreign 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 of Entry.

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