“We found that forwarders and airlines were duplicating efforts. Each business was formatting the data to IACMS specs and entering the same driver information for upload to the TSA. We estimate that for every 100 trucking companies, forwarders were expending over 315 hours of labor for file preparation and submission.
“This was a prime opportunity for technology to intervene and provide the required data to the forwarding community in a compliant format.”
Ex Works has developed a central database and technology offering called COMPLY to bridge the regulatory gap. “Essentially,”
Change Five is not a one-shot requirement. The TSA requires that forwarders must continuously update driver information and resubmit updated files on a monthly basis. “In order to ensure continuous compliance,”
Sven Frigger, Director of Export Compliance at international freight forwarder EMO TRANS, has taken advantage of the COMPLY product offering, "EMO takes compliance very seriously, and COMPLY saved us countless hours of work. We were under a lot of pressure to be compliant with the Change Five regulation. We were amazed that 80% of our truckers were already in the COMPLY database. Ex Works immediately delivered the formatted data in a ready-to-upload, compliant format. It was no problem to get the other truckers in as well. This service is invaluable in an industry where every minute counts."
Over 2,200 of the industry's specialized trucking companies already participate in the Ex Works program. “The number of trucking companies and drivers in our database is growing continuously,"
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About Ex Works, Inc.
Ex Works manages the information that flows between freight forwarders and trucking networks - making that information accessible and organized. The Ex Works mission is to provide clear and easy-to-understand information to enable better decisions, reduce costs, increase compliance and populate forwarder tracking systems. Over 2,200 of the industry's airport cartage, intermodal and line-haul trucking companies use Ex Works to get their information to the forwarders who depend on them.
Ex Works is a partner of transportation software provider, IES, Ltd., a pioneer in online AMS processing and Microsoft Windows-based forwarding operational systems.