Truckers can extend TWIC cards by three years
The Transportation Security Administration recently announced drivers can extend their expiring Transportation Worker Identification Credential cards by three years at a discounted price. The reduced rate is available to drivers and fleet management heads in response to delays from federal officials in deploying new biometric card readers.
Transport Times reported that starting August 30, TWIC holders can leverage a three-year extension of the five-year ID cards expiring before December 31, 2014. Truck drivers can visit a TWIC enrollment center to extend their expiration date through a background check to ensure the cardholder is is the right person. TSA will charge $60 for biometric credentials, a significant reduction from the $129.75 currently charged for enrollment in the program.
The TSA TWIC cards make it easy for truckers to prove their certification in a professional environment. The card is a biometric credential that allows eligible workers to gain access to secure areas of a Maritime Transportation Security Act-regulated vessel. To obtain a card, drivers must enroll in-person, pass a security threat assessment and then activate the card at a local enrollment center. The driver must also provide biographic information and a set of fingerprints to link to the account to prove their legitimacy.
Monday, July 2nd, 2012
The Transportation Security Administration recently announced drivers can extend their expiring Transportation Worker Identification Credential cards by three years at a discounted price.