The Directory of Standard Carrier Alpha Codes (SCAC) provides a listing of transportation-providing firms and their unique Standard Carrier Alpha Codes. Also included are separate lists of special alpha codes specifically designated to identify privately owned railroad cars, freight containers, and intermodal chassis and trailers. SCAC is a unique two-to-four letter code assigned to transportation companies for identification purposes. It is required for EDI, intermodal interchange agreements, U.S. Customs entry, when doing business with many shippers, on rate tariffs filed with regulatory agencies, government bills of lading, and on bids for government traffic. Supplements are issued quarterly and the directory is reissued annually.
The Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) is copyrighted and is protected by the laws of the United States and other countries. Publication or reproduction of the SCAC, in whole or in part, in any public forum, such as a website, or the creation of any derivative works from the SCAC without specific licensing, is strictly prohibited.
The Directory of Standard Carrier Alpha Codes (SCAC) was issued in January 2014.