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Border Crossing For Commercial Vehicles

This Border Crossing Guide is designed for drivers and motor carriers operating commercial vehicles at Michigan’s international border crossings. This information will help you cross the border from the US into Canada, and from Canada into the US.

Your first point of contact at the border consists of Primary Inspection. The best way to clear customs at Primary Inspection is to make sure Customs gets information about your shipment before you set off, using the Pre-Arrival Processing System (PAPS). When using this you need to provide information about your shipment, and you also need to send proof of a current annual inspection for your vehicle, tractor and trailer.

Before you arrive at the border, make sure you have all your paperwork up to date and ready to present at Primary Inspection. You’ll need a photo ID in addition to your birth certificate or passport. Drivers must also turn on interior cab lights and open all interior drapes or blinds to sleeper areas for easy inspection.

If all of your paperwork is in order and was processed ahead of time, you will be released at the primary lane and this may be your only stop. If you are not a Canadian or US citizen, a visa is obligatory and you will also be required to complete an I-94 card. I-94 cards are available only at border crossings into the United States. Drivers who clear customs at Primary Inspection will be instructed to report to Immigration to fill out the 1-94 card and receive verbal clearance from a US official to proceed into the United States. The charge for the I-94 card is $6.

If your paperwork is not in order, you will be directed to Secondary Inspection. When you get there, look for the signs for Truck Inspection and follow these.

Questions 15-20

Complete the flow-chart below.

Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the text for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 15-20 on your answer sheet.

Procedure for border crossing

Before setting off

To speed up the border crossing, use PAPS.

For this, send your 15………………………… details and current vehicle inspection documents.

Before arriving at the border

Check that documents such as 16………………………… and birth certificate/passport are ready for inspection.

Make sure the 17………………………… are on inside the vehicle.

Check that the 18…………………………  in the vehicle can be easily seen.

At the border (Primary Inspection)

This may be the only stop if paperwork is in order.

Non US/Canadian citizens must have a visa, and go to the 19………………………… area to complete an I-94 card (there is a small 20………………………… for this) and to receive verbal clearance.

At the border (Secondary Inspection)

If there is a problem with paperwork, you will be sent to Truck Inspection.

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Answers/Explanation

Check out Border Crossing For Commercial Vehicles reading answers below:

15   shipment

16   photo ID

17   (cab) lights

18   sleeper areas

19   immigration

20   charge

Wondering how the answers are chosen?? Then, read Border Crossing For Commercial Vehicles reading answers explained below:

COMPLETING A FLOW-CHART

QuestionAnswer Explanation
For this, send your 15………………………… details and current vehicle inspection documents.Underline keywords: before setting off, speed up, PAPS, send, details, current vehicle inspection documents

In the paragraph 2, the writer describes, “Your first point of contact at the border consists of Primary Inspection. The best way to clear customs at Primary Inspection is to make sure Customs gets information about  your shipment before you set off, using the Pre-Arrival Processing System (PAPS). When using this you need to provide information about your shipment, and you also need to send proof of a current annual inspection for your vehicle, tractor and trailer.”

In this text, Customs gets information about means that means that ➙ send your_____details
&
proof of a current annual inspection for your vehicle means that ➙ current vehicle inspection documents

Hence, the answer is going to be: shipment
Check that documents such as 16………………………… and birth certificate/passport are ready for inspection.Underline keywords: before, arriving at the border, check, documents, birth certificate/passport, ready for inspection

In the paragraph 3, the author says, “Before you arrive at the bordermake sure you have all your paperwork up to date and ready to present at Primary Inspection. You’ll need a photo ID in addition to your birth certificate or passport____.”

In this text, Before you arrive at the border means that ➙ Before arriving at the border
&
make sure means that ➙  check
&
all your paperwork means that ➙ documents
&
ready to present at Primary Inspection means that ➙ ready for inspection

Hence, the answer is going to be: photo ID
Make sure the 17………………………… are on inside the vehicle.Underline keywords: before, arriving at the border, make sure, on, inside the vehicle
  
In the paragraph 3, 3rd line says, “____ Drivers must also turn on interior cab lights____.”

In this text, Drivers must means that ➙ make sure
&
interior means that ➙ inside

Hence, the answer is going to be: lights
Check that the 18…………………………  in the vehicle can be easily seen.Underline keywords: before, arriving at the border, check, in the vehicle, can be easily seen

In the paragraph 3, look at lines 3-4, “______open all interior drapes or blinds to sleeper areas for easy inspection____.”
 
In this text, open all interior drapes or blinds means that ➙ check that ______ can be easily seen

Hence, the answer is going to be: sleeper areas  
Non US/Canadian citizens must have a visa, and go to the 19………………………… area to complete an I-94 card (there is a small 20………………………… for this) and to receive verbal clearance.Underline keywords: Primary Inspection, may be, only stop, paperwork, Non US/Canadian citizens, must have, visa, complete, I-94 card, small, receive verbal clearance
        
In the paragraph 4, the author explains, “______Drivers who clear customs at Primary Inspection will be instructed to report to immigration to fill out the I-94 card and receive verbal clearance from a US official to proceed into the United States. The charge for the I-94 card is $6.”

In this text, fill out means that ➙ complete

$6 means that ➙ small charge

Hence, the answer are going to be: immigration and charge
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