Hazmat endorsement and twic now gives you precheck status

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  1. Plantfoam

    Plantfoam Light Load Member

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  3. Rodeorowdy

    Rodeorowdy Light Load Member

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    What I learned is when you buy your ticket, if you’re doing it online you have to make sure you enter the number there.

    The first time I tried to use my TWIC card I did not know this, and at the check in counter the lady did not know how to enter it, so I didn’t get to use it.

    Later on I was told you have to make sure it is entered when you buy the ticket, or possibly get there early enough to have them add it on.

    On my next flight I made sure to enter it, and it was awesome to be able thru the short line and not have to remove my shoes.
     
  4. Plantfoam

    Plantfoam Light Load Member

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    Yes, I think you need to enter it right away so that it can be cleared in the system. Most of the lines are still short at this time, but you'll definitely be glad you have it when everything opens up and the bottled up travel demand is released.
     
  5. JSanborn103

    JSanborn103 Light Load Member

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    I was late to a flight a few months ago and didn’t select precheck on the ticket form or anything, when I got to the airport they looked at my license then put me in a line with nobody in it, I got through security in 2 minutes vs the other line that would’ve taken an hr. Maybe this was because of my hazmat endorsement? I never signed up for precheck. I would’ve missed the flight if didn’t get to use the precheck line.
     
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  6. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    What’s “precheck”?

    No more lines at airports?
     
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  7. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Means you get to hit a different line. Don't have to take off your shoes or belt or pull a laptop out of the bag. That line is usually shorter and faster too.
     
  8. Bigtruckdrivah

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    No ####? How do I get this perk?!
     
  9. Plantfoam

    Plantfoam Light Load Member

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    When you book a plane ticket, enter your 2 letter state abbreviation followed by your license number in the known traveler number field. A twic number works as well.
     
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  10. Goldenfan

    Goldenfan Heavy Load Member

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    Thanks for posting this. I'll get to annoy my wife and leave her to go through the other line by herself. I'm not sure that's a good way to start a vacation though.
     
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  11. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I did that and it's not a good way to end a vacation either.
     
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