Port Houston’s Express Pass

Time is a valuable commodity, especially in the fast-paced realm of supply chain. At Port Houston, we know the importance of efficiency and streamlined operations for our partners in the trucking industry.

In order to facilitate a smoother and more convenient trucker transaction experience, we have a program called “Express Pass”. This program is designed to allow trucking companies to initiate trucker transactions prior to arriving to the container terminals. With Express Pass, we aim to revolutionize the appointment system and help truck drivers improve their experience.

It’s simple yet incredibly effective. By creating a reservation by 6 p.m. the previous day, truck drivers can access dedicated Express Pass lanes and an automated entrance to the terminal. We highly recommend having your license plate number (LP#) present on the front of the cab for quicker service. License & Chassis are optional, and you can use your Trucking Company Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) if needed. This means less time spent waiting and more time on the road to their next destination.

Drivers who aren’t registered for Express Pass might face delays, unlike those with Express Pass who benefit from expedited processes. With Express Pass, terminal operators prepare each container in advance of their arrival, ensuring a seamless pick-up experience.

Express Pass is not only about convenience; rather, it’s about enhancing efficiency and productivity. Here’s how it will benefit you:

  • Reducing ingate transaction time to 15 seconds or less
  • Eliminating the need for operator interactions, shortening transaction time
  • Minimizing trouble ticket instances
  • Minimizing truck turn times by allowing for advanced yard planning
  • Enhancing Port forecasting ability, benefiting all users

Our goal is to have 100% usage of Express Pass by the end of the year, ensuring that every trucking company reaps the benefits of this efficient system.

Experience a new level of service and convenience at Port Houston’s terminals by taking advantage of Express Pass today. Learn more about the process now. Visit our terminal page here.

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