FreightWaves Classics: U.S. Customs and Border Protection has key freight responsibilities

Trucks wait in line to be inspected and cross the border. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

In the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, numerous changes were made at federal agencies. For example, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was founded on November 25, 2002. Among the agencies that are part of DHS is the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP. 

CBP became the first comprehensive border security agency in the U.S. on March 1, 2003. The agency’s focus is to maintain the integrity of the nation’s boundaries and ports of entry.

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