Motor Carrier Installation Access: The Department’s Way-Forward

November 08, 2017

The Department of Defense greatly values the role that the trucking industry plays in support of its mission and is committed to improving truck driver wait times and standardizing procedures for enabling unescorted access to its military installations.  To that end, the Department continues to modify its electronic physical access control systems (ePACS) to validate both driver identity and fitness (e.g. active wants/warrants).  For installations that have an upgraded ePACS, DoD security gate personnel will soon be able to electronically scan a driver’s Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) or Driver’s License (Army Only) to enable unescorted access.

This paper outlines how the initiative will affect carriers.  OSD will regularly update and distribute this paper to industry as the initiative progresses.