Start New ACE Manifest Page (ACE Manifest)

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The Start New ACE eManifest Page is where the user begins a new manifest. It allows the user to enter the main information for the manifest and save it once finished. The Start New ACE eManifest Page can be accessed under the ACE eManifests menu by selecting 'Start New ACE eManifest', as well as from the ACE Manifest Search Page by clicking on the Start New ACE eManifest button. Please note that the legend at the bottom of the page will indicate which fields are required.

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Save Button
Used to save the data that has been entered on the page. Can only be used when all of the required fields have been completed. Clicking on this button will create the new manifest with the data that has been entered, and bring the user to the ACE eManifest Details Page.
Cancel Button
Cancels the attempt to start a new ACE eManifest. Clicking on this button will disregard any data entered on the page and bring the user to the ACE Manifest Search Page.
Clear Button
Used to clear data from all fields on the page. Clicking on this button will make all fields blank.
Trip Number
This is a unique number to identify the manifest for CBP. The trip number always begins with a SCAC, which can be selected using the drop down menu. This must be followed by 4 to 21 characters (numbers or letters) which can be entered in the text field. The trip number must be unique. Recommended strategies for making unique trip numbers would be to use an internal load number, the date, or to start at 0001 and count up.
U.S. Port of Arrival
This is where the driver will be entering the United States. By typing either the city name or the port code, it should come up to be selected. In most cases is also possible to type the name of the city on the Canadian side of the border to bring up the corresponding U.S. Port of Arrival.
Estimated Arrival Date
Used to indicate the date the driver is expected to arrive at the U.S. border. It will default to the current date. To set another date the user can either enter it in the text field using the format mm/dd/yyyy or use the calendar tool by clicking on the calendar icon. The currently entered date can also be cleared by clicking on the eraser icon.
Estimated Arrival Time
Used to indicate the time of day the driver is expected to arrive at the U.S. border. It will default to the current time plus two hours. To set it to a different time the drop down menus can be used to set hours, minutes, and am/pm.
Quick Assign Truck
Used to select the truck for the manifest. Can only be used for existing trucks, it is not possible to enter a new one here. By typing either the unit number or the license plate of the truck, it should come up to be selected. Although this field is optional a truck will need to be added to the manifest before it can be transmitted to CBP, so it is recommended to enter it here if it is known which truck will be used.
Quick Assign Trailer
Used to select the trailer for the manifest. Can only be used for existing trailers, it is not possible to enter a new one here. By typing either the unit number or license plate of the trailer it should come up to be selected. In the case of multiple trailers it will only be possible to enter one of the 2 trailers in this field. The other will need to be added from the ACE Manifest Details Page. Although this field is optional a trailer will need to be added to the manifest if one is being used, so it is recommended to enter it here if it is known which trailer will be used.
Quick Assign Driver
Used to select which driver should be listed on the manifest. Can only be used for existing drivers, it is not possible to enter a new one here. By typing either first or last name of the driver they should come up to be selected. In the case of multiple drivers or passengers it will only be possible to enter one in this field, additional drivers or passengers will need to be entered from the ACE Manifest Details Page. Although this field is optional a driver will need to be added to the manifest if one is being used, so it is recommended to enter it here if it is known which driver will be used.
Save and Start New ACE Shipment
Saves the information currently entered on the page and brings the user to the Start New ACE Shipment Page. Moving the mouse over this link will display the option to be brought to the ACE Manifest Details Page as well.