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Truck Escort Procedures

All truck drivers entering the ASPA restricted facilities must possess a valid Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC). Any truck, whose driver does not have a TWIC, that truck and driver must be escorted by a licensed Truck Escort Company to enter the port's restricted facilities. ASPA does not provide escorts for cargo trucks. Your receiving stevedore is authorized to provide truck escort services. Also, the following Truck Escort Companies have been authorized by ASPA to provide Truck Escort Services at such rates as they may impose for their service:

  • Barton Consulting, LLC: 251-378-5540
  • McCarron Services, LLC: 251-406-2335
  • MO-Bay Shipping Services, Inc.: 251-433-1621
  • Performance Personnel: 251-405-0067
  • US Maritime Security: 251-459-1578
A Truck Escort Pass is issued at ASPA Truck Control for all arriving cargo trucks that do not have TWICs. General cargo trucks will proceed directly to the Main Gate with their escort and continue on to the destination designated by the receiving stevedore.

Freezer trucks will proceed without an escort to the holding area at the south side of the Hope Overpass, where they will be met by an escort and continue to the Main Gate and on to the freezer facility.

At the completion of loading/unloading, the escort will escort the cargo truck back to the Main Gate and complete the releasing paperwork.

U.S. Coast Guard regulations require that escorting must be accomplished by side-by-side accompaniment and requires continuous visual contact by the escorting individual for the duration of your visit.

You will receive a copy of the Truck Escort Pass when you depart the ASPA Main Gate and you should check to be sure information shown on the Truck Escort Pass is accurate.

Operators of over-the-road cargo vehicles, who present a valid TWIC and a valid Commercial Driver's License with a recognizable photograph, and who posses proper cargo documentation, will be granted unescorted access to Port facilities, but must remain with their vehicles at all times while on Port property.

You May obtain information about the Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) online at or by calling 1-855-347-8371.

If you experience a problem with the ASPA escort procedures you may contact ASPA Port Police at 251-441-7777 or at 251-441-7200 for general information.


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