November 29, 2016
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the nationwide expansion of the pilot program which allows commercial trucks to prepay the single-crossing user fee online prior to arrival at a port of entry. The pilot began in June at the Buffalo, Detroit and El Paso ports of entry and now expands to all commercial land border crossings.
CBP requires all trucks crossing into the U.S. from Canada or Mexico to pay the user fee to offset border inspections costs.
Carriers or their agents will now be able to make single-crossing user fee online payments through the Decal/Transponder Online Procurement System (DTOPS) website.
Cash and credit card payments will continue to be accepted at the border, but carriers who pay upon arrival may experience additional delays.
More information about commercial truck user fee online payments for single crossings and for annual transponder purchases is available at https://dtops.cbp.dhs.gov