Truckload carrier Werner Enterprises has announced it is now a validated member in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program – a joint government-business initiative developed by the Customs and Border Protection agency, an arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Omaha, NE-based Werner said C-TPAT approved customers will benefit from improved border crossing times, faster clearance of imports and on-going process improvements, resulting in increased efficiencies in the supply chain.

“C-TPAT offers more business opportunities, and the freight we transport is more secure,” said John Vana, Werner associate vp-regulatory compliance. “Werner has had the support to get the C-TPAT validation from upper management right from the beginning, starting with the company’s president.”