Purolator USA Facility Approved for Participation in Preferred Cargo Screening Program

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Purolator USA has announced that its Itasca, IL processing facility has been approved by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to participate in its Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP).

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We are very pleased to have our CCSP certification in place

Purolator USA has announced that its Itasca, IL processing facility has been approved by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to participate in its Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP). As a CCSP participant, Purolator will be able to screen customers' air shipments at its Itasca facility, so that upon arrival at the airport, shipments can be quickly loaded on to their designated flights.

Earlier this year, a federal mandate took effect requiring that at least 50 percent of all cargo traveling aboard U.S. passenger planes undergo a security screening process. That mandate will increase to 100 percent in August 2010. These requirements were part of the comprehensive recommendations made by the 9-11Commission, and approved by Congress in 2007.

According to the TSA, as much as 12 million pounds of cargo is transported each day on passenger aircraft. The sudden influx of cargo needing to be screened has been a source of concern that bottlenecks and delays at airport screening checkpoints will cause serious disruption to the air cargo supply chain. To address these concerns, the TSA developed the CCSP to allow qualified logistics and transportation providers to pre-screen shipments, thereby moving the screening process up the supply chain.

"We are very pleased to have our CCSP certification in place," says Purolator USA Regional Manager Randy Stomp. "By screening our customers' shipments at our Itasca facility, we will be able to ensure that shipments arrive at the airport cleared for takeoff and ready to be loaded onto their scheduled flights.

"As a certified pre-screening facility, we can ensure our customers who ship via air the same high standards and delivery performance that they expect from Purolator," Stomp added. "Most logistics providers cannot offer this service to their customers, and instead must endure the uncertainty and disruption of airport screening queues."

Purolator received its CCSP certification following and extensive application and review process administered by the TSA. To date, CCSP approval has been awarded to only 450 locations. Stomp said that Purolator has plans to seek CCSP approval for additional processing facilities.

"The TSA is limiting participation in this program to the 'best of the best," Stomp said. "We are proud that the TSA has recognized Purolator as being qualified to meet its high standards, and we look forward to using our CCSP approval to better serve our customers."

For more information about Purolator USA, please visit http://www.purolatorusa.com.

About Purolator USA
Purolator USA, Inc. is a subsidiary of Purolator Courier Ltd, Canada's leading overnight courier company. Purolator USA specializes in the air and surface forwarding of small packages and freight shipments, customs brokerage and delivery to, from and within the North American market.

Purolator USA has doubled the size of its U.S. office network during the past 18 months, with branches or gateways now operating in Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, Buffalo, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Philadelphia and Raleigh/Durham and New York.

For more information, please contact:
Kimberly Caiaccio
Purolator USA
(516) 681-3749 ext. 2170

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