The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced the extension of a pilot program that began on December 7, 2020 to address the lines and congestion at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas.
Empty trucks coming into the US from Mexico that are not CTPAT/FAST approved must cross at the Columbia Solidarity Bridge instead of the World Trade Bridge. This includes trucks containing empty racks that are not CTPAT / FAST approved. This program has resulted in a reduction of the traffic at the World Trade Bridge to alleviate wait times and has not had a negative impact on the operations of the Colombia Solidarity Bridge.
It is not yet known how long this program will be in place, however, we will continue to monitor this situation and apprise you of any changes that may occur with this new process