Freight Administration and Management Functional Area


Management of the movement of cargo from source to destination via links to intermodal freight shippers, government agencies, and depots as well as links out to the freight equipment.

Included In

CRAA Freight Operations Center

Functional Requirements

1The center shall collect data from the commercial vehicles carrying freight or from the freight equipment itself. Includes container, trailer, or chassis information regarding identity, type, location, brake wear data, mileage, seal number/type, door open/close status, chassis bare/covered status, tethered / untethered status, bill of lading, and sensor status.
2The center shall provide the interface with intermodal freight shippers to setup transportation for freight equipment. Inputs to this include information about the shipper, consignee, commodities, pick-up and drop-off locations for freight equipment. Outputs include information about the driver and commercial vehicle that will be transporting the freight.
3The center shall coordinate the shipment of cargo using freight equipment with intermodal freight depots. Information to be coordinated includes information regarding a freight transportation booking and the assigned driver and vehicle scheduled to transport the freight along with cargo movement logs, routing information, and cargo IDís.
4The center shall track the progress of freight equipment as it moves from source to destination based on inputs from the commercial vehicles, the freight equipment, intermodal freight depots, shippers, and commercial vehicle administration centers that provide border clearance status information.
5The center shall collect diagnostic information fro freight equipment to schedule preventative and corrective maintenance.
6The center shall notify other security functions within the center of deviations in the movement of freight equipment from its planned route.
7The center shall support the submission of cargo manifest data to the appropriate government border inspection administration system.
8The center shall support the registration of its vehicles, drivers, and cargo for expedited border crossings with the appropriate government border inspection administration system.
9The center shall coordinate the response to security incidents and the sharing of security threat information involving freight equipment with other agencies including emergency management centers, intermodal freight shippers, and alerting/advisory systems.