Important Information for Importers/Exporters

Border Wait Times Estimates

Up-to-date wait times at the Canadian and Mexican border ports of entry, provided by US Customs and Border Protection.

Broker Information from US Customs

Locate a broker by first selecting a state, then choosing a Port of Entry. Each Port of Entry page provides a link to a list of brokers.

CROSS Customs Rulings

CROSS is a searchable database of CBP rulings that can be retrieved based on simple or complex search characteristics using keywords and Boolean operators.

Cube Calculation

The total cube of a shipment is the total cubic feet or the volume in feet. Cubic feet are calculated by multiplying length x width x height of each piece or shipping unit. If this measurement is in inches, convert to feet by dividing by 1728 (the volume of inches in one cubic foot). For convenience, you may also use our Calculator Tool.

Exchange Rates - USD to CAD

Recent history of USD to CAD exchange rates.

Global Shipping Forms

PDF forms you may fill in on your screen before printing out.

Harmonized Tariff Schedule

The HTSA provides the applicable tariff rates and statistical categories for all merchandise imported into the United States.

The Lacey Act

The Lacey Act requires an import declaration for plants that includes the scientific name of any plant, a description of the value, quantity, and the name of the country from where the plant was taken. If a plant species or country of origin cannot be determined, the plant declaration must include a list of possible plant species found in the product or a list of possible countries from which the plant originated.

Shipper's Export Declaration (SED) Overview

June 2, 2008 - The U.S. Census Bureau has issued its final rule requiring electronic export information filing in place of the paper Shipper's Export Declaration (SED)

Need more information about the importing or exporting? Old Dominion Freight Line has been in the freight shipment business for over 85+ years. In that time, we've learned to leverage state-of-the-art technologies that help our domestic and global shipping clients manage their cargo and freight efficiently. If you wish to speak with a representative at Old Dominion Freight Line, click here to visit our Contact page or simply call 1-800-432-6335.



Due to Hurricane Matthew, Old Dominion will have disruption of service operations. Please click on this operations map to view your local service center's status. If you need more specific information please call your sales rep or the service center.

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