Drug Consortium Program
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), along with the Department of Transportation (DOT), requires that persons subject to the commercial driver’s license (CDL) requirements and their employers follow alcohol and drug testing rules. These rules include procedures for testing, frequency of tests, and substances tested for.
- Anyone employing CDL drivers to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) on public roads
- CDL drivers who operate CMVs on public roads
- Interstate motor carriers
- Intrastate motor carriers
- Federal, State, and local governments
- Civic organizations (disabled veteran transport, boy/girl scouts, etc.)
- Faith-based organizations
SCAC Code (Standard Carrier Alpha Code)
The Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) is a privately controlled US code used to identify vessel operating common carriers (VOCC). It is typically two to four letters long. The National Motor Freight Traffic Association developed the SCAC code in the 1960s to help road transport companies computerize data and records.
The Standard Carrier Alpha Code, a two-to-four letter identification, is used by the transportation industry to identify freight carriers in computer systems and shipping documents such as Bill of Lading, Freight Bill, Packing List, and Purchase Order. It is also used by the American National Standards Institute, Accredited Standards Committee X12, and United Nations EDIFACT for Electronic Data Interchange computer systems.
SCACs are commonly used by the automobile, petroleum, forest products, and chemical industries; as well as suppliers to retail businesses, carriers engaged in railroad piggyback trailers, and ocean container drayage.
Freight Carriers who participate in the Uniform Intermodal Interchange Agreement (UIIA) are required to maintain a SCAC. Certain groups of SCACs are reserved for specific purposes. Codes ending with the letter "U" are reserved for the identification of freight containers. Codes ending with the letter "X" are reserved for the identification of privately owned railroad cars. Codes ending with the letter "Z" are reserved for the identification of truck chassis and trailers used in intermodal service.
SCAC is also used to identify an ocean carrier or self-filing party, such as a freight forwarder, for the Automated Manifest System used by US Customs and Border Protection for electronic import customs clearance and for manifest transmission as per the USA's "24 Hours Rule" which requires the carrier to transmit a cargo manifest to US Customs at least 24 hours prior to a vessel's departure at port of loading.
INC / LLC Entity Set up
PLEASE NOTE: The fee listed is Ace Licensing Filing fee only. State fee's will apply. One of our compliance managers will be reaching out to you shortly to go over the state fees required and to collect all necessary information to process your request. You can visit our compliance managers list on our home page to reach out to an agent directly to collect the state fee information first.
You may have noticed that business names often end with an abbreviation such as LLC or Inc. But what do those abbreviations mean? What is the difference between LLC and Inc.? In fact, what is an LLC?
The letters may seem confusing, but LLC and Inc. are abbreviations for different kinds of business entities. “LLC” stands for “limited liability company.” The abbreviations “inc.” and “corp.” indicate that a business is a corporation. Both LLCs and corporations are formed by filing forms with the state. Both protect their owners from liability for business obligations. But they are different in the way they are owned, managed and taxed, and they have different recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
PLEASE NOTE: This process can take up to 6 weeks to complete with the SOS in your Base State of filing.