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    Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

    Do I need to get a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card or is that just for immigrants?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Remrie View Post
    Do I need to get a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card or is that just for immigrants?
    you only need if it one of several things apply to you........

    you will be working at shipping ports

    you will be picking up/delivering at shipping ports

    you will be going onto military bases

    you will be going into warehouses that have high security.


    procedure is almost like the hazmat.........

    you fill out a form, you get finger-printed, you get a photo, you pay (this time) $135.00

    a TWIC card is good for 5 years, and must be renewed. it can be taken away from you if you violate policies.

    some employers require it

    some employers prefer it

    some employers don't care about it right now.

    good to have............??

    well in a way yes.........you would have gone thru homeland security checks, and FBI checks, so this would prove that you have a clean background

    do i have one........?>?

    yes..............

    have i ever needed it.........??

    yes..............once...........

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    Get it, it will help you get a job even if you dont need it. The reason is you have to pass a ton of background checks to get it, so an employer knows if you have it, you are probably some one they can send almost anywhere they need to.

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    The military base at Port Hueneme in California does not require a TWIC card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aces View Post
    The military base at Port Hueneme in California does not require a TWIC card.
    Some will and some wont, if the base is a logistics center where they constantly have trucks coming in, IE delivering food, uniforms, linens and other things of that nature for the troops, they will have less security requirements, where as other instalations, such as a proving grounds, or a fort where they have an ammunition depot will have much greater security requirements.

    Expecially any place that has a lot of armorment or missiles ect.

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    The US Army proving grounds in Yuma, AZ doesn't require it. I deliever new GM trucks / SUV's there and they convert them into Border Patrol units. Your right about Hueneme, they have a truck gate, the sentry's there have the process under control. The TWIC is enforced by the US Coast Guard. Every time I've been carded, it was by the Coast Guard.

    http://www.tsa.gov/press/releases/2009/0309.shtm

    One Million Workers Now Enrolled in Vital Port Security Program WASHINGTON – One million port and longshore workers, truckers and others at ports across the nation have enrolled in the Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program. The program's goal is to ensure that any individual who has unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities and vessels has received a thorough background check and is not a known security threat.

    "American ports from coast to coast are more secure today because of the significant progress this program has made," said Gale Rossides, acting administrator, Transportation Security Administration (TSA). "Enrolling 1 million workers in less than 18 months is a testament to the collaborative efforts of TSA and the United States Coast Guard on this important maritime security effort."

    Today, 36 of the 42 Captain of the Port Zones across the country require workers to have a TWIC. All ports must be in compliance with credential requirements by April 14, 2009. Port security personnel are trained to ensure workers have valid cards and Coast Guard officials are conducting random compliance inspections at these ports.

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    I do have a hazmat and I am about to graduate driving school with my class A, I didn't hear about it until I checked out Knight transportation application and they asked if I had one.

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    it doesn't hurt, just spend the money and get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remrie View Post
    I do have a hazmat and I am about to graduate driving school with my class A, I didn't hear about it until I checked out Knight transportation application and they asked if I had one.
    check out the homeland security website, then find the place nearest you. it can take some time to get the card, for me, it was only 3 weeks, for others, it can be 10 weeks.........check to see if you also get discounted a few dollars since you just got your hazmat recently as well.


    http://www.tsa.gov/what_we_do/layers/twic/index.shtm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rerun8963 View Post
    check out the homeland security website, then find the place nearest you. it can take some time to get the card, for me, it was only 3 weeks, for others, it can be 10 weeks.........check to see if you also get discounted a few dollars since you just got your hazmat recently as well.


    http://www.tsa.gov/what_we_do/layers/twic/index.shtm

    I already know where to go to get mine.
    http://twicinformation.tsa.dhs.gov/t...fo.jsp?id=1115

    I'll have to drop by down there then.

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