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The Complete SCAC Code List [2019]

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The freight industry loves acronyms. You’ve got FAKs (Freight of all kinds), BOLs (Bill of lading), and PODs (Proof of delivery), just to name a few. If you’re going to be a freight shipper, it’s best to recognize these terms. And though they are not technically acronyms, you’ll also find SCAC codes across documents and tracking systems from your first freight shipment to your last.

What are SCAC codes?

Standard Carrier Alpha Codes (SCAC) are unique codes assigned by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) to identify transportation companies. These two-to-four-letter codes were initially developed in the 1960s to help facilitate computerization in the freight industry.

Though SCAC codes are common with LTL or Truckload shipping, they are used all over the transportation industry. SCAC codes are used in the automobile, petroleum, forestry, railroad, and ocean container industries, among many others. Like freight class, they are created and regulated by the NMFTA.

In LTL shipping, SCAC codes identify a number of commonly used carriers. These SCAC codes can be found on the bill of lading, and other similar shipping documents. They are also used in the freight tracking process, as well as scheduling pickups using EDI (Electronic date interchange).

Complete SCAC Code List [2019]

Below is a list of carriers that most likely use Standard Carrier Alpha Codes (SCAC):
Carrier NameSCAC
Cheng Lie Navigation Co.,Ltd
Wan Hai Lines
ABF Freight
Atlantic Container Line
Grieg Star Shipping
Alaska Marine Lines
Allied Van Lines
Australia National Line
Alianca
Amino Transport
American President Lines
American Freightways
Arkas Container Transport S.A.
Atlantic Ro-Ro Carriers Inc
AAFES Private Fleet
BAX Global
Bermuda Container Line
Bulk FR8 (Liquid Bulk)
Bridge Logistics
BAX GLOBAL (air)
BT Express Freight Systems
Carbonite Logistics
Celadon
Central Gulf Lines, Inc
Central Freight Lines
Carolina Logistics Inc
Compania Sud Americana de Vapores
Chermak Cartage, LLC
China Shipping Container Lines Co
Cheema Transport Inc.
Swire Shipping
CJR Trucking, Inc.
CJR Trucking, Inc.
Cheeseman Transport
Companhia Libra de Navegacao
Crowley
Compagnie Maritime / CMA CGM
Compagnia Chilena de Navigacion Interoceanica SA
Carolina Transportation Inc
COSCO Container Lines / China Ocean Shipping Lines
Country Transport
Container Port Group
Chinese-Polish Joint Stock Shipping Company
CSX Transportation
Central Transport
Cowan systems, LLC
CON-WAY Central Express
CON-WAY Intermodal
CON-WAY Southern Express
CON-WAY Western Express
Delmas
DBO Bahnoperator
Diamond Logistics
Dole Ocean Cargo Express
DOT-LINE TRANSPORTATION
Daylight Transport LLC
Evergreen Line
Eimskip
Ease Logistics
Ecuadorian Line
Emirates Shipping Line
Eukor
EMERY Worldwide
Estes Express
Expeditors International Ocean
FedEx Custom Critical
FedEx Express (AIR)
FEDEX Ground
Far Eastern Shipping Company
First International courier sys.
FLT Logistics LLC
Fortune Transportation
Fifth Wheel Freight LLC
FedEx LTL Freight East
FedEx LTL Freight West (formerly VIKN – Viking)
FedEx Freight National (formerly Watkins)
GILBERT EAST CORP
GILBERT EXPRESS
Great Eastern Shipping Inc.
Galborg
R and L Carriers
G & P Trucking, Inc.
Grimaldi
Gold Star Line Ltd.
Heartland Express
Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
Hapag Lloyd Container Line/A>
HOYER Deep Sea
Hercules Forwarding Inc
Horizon Lines
Hoegh Autoliners
Hub Group
Hyde Shipping
Industrial Maritime Carriers (Intermarine)
Intelcom Express
Independent Container Line
INTERMODAL SERVICES
Interocean Lines
INTER TRANS FREIGHT
KANE IS ABLE
KUEHNE + NAGEL
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
Korea Marine Transport Co., Ltd.
Knight Transportation
King Ocean Sercies
Logistic Dynamics, Inc.
LDI Trucking, Inc.
Liberty Global Logistics, LLC
Linea Messina
Maersk Line
Matson
MCC Transport Pte. Ltd.
MCC Transport Singapore Pte Ltd.
Marfret Compagnie Maritime
MGM TRANSPORT
Malaysia International Shipping Corporation Berhad
Maruba
Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.
Marten Transport LTD.
NATIONAL FREIGHT
North American Van Lines, Inc.
Nile Dutch Africa Line
Nordana Line
Neptune Shipping Line
Bahri / National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia
CSAV Norasia
National Xpress Logistics
NYK
OLD DOMINION FREIGHT LINE
Ocean Network Express (ONE Line)
Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd.
PAM Transport Inc
PAYSTAR LOGISTICS
Pacific International Lines
PIEDMONT EXPRESS
Peninsula Truck Lines
Pacific Logistics Corp
Precision Logistics Group
Polynesia Line
PM&O Lines
Panalpina (Pantainer Express Line)
Prime Inc.
Prime Logistics & Intermodal
Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines
Performance Logistics
A. Duie Pyle
Rickmers Linie
Rail Delivery Services, Inc.
Radiant Global Logistics
Rowl Trucking
Russel Delivery Services, Inc.
Route Transportation & Logistics
Royal Oil
Safmarine
Saia LTL Freight
The Shipping Coporation of India Ltd.
Siem Car Carriers AS
Same Day Air Logistics
SeaFreight Line
Seago Line
Samskip, Inc.
Sinokor Merchant Marine Co.,Ltd
Sallaum Lines
Seaboard Marine
Schneider National
Stevens Transport
Hamburg Süd
SWIFT Transportation
Truckers America
Thorco Shipping
TOHO Shipping Co., Ltd
TOTE Maritime
Triple A Logistics
Turkon Line Inc
Universal Africa Lines
Great White Fleet
USAW – USA Logistics
UPS FREIGHT (FKA Overnite Transportation Co / OVNT)
United Parcel Service
UNIQUE EXPRESS
U.S. Government
USA Truck
US Lines
U.S. Northwest Express or USNW Express
United States Postal Service
U.S. Xpress
UNYSON
Vocar Transportation Services, LLC.
VANEDGE LOGISTICS
Vistar Transportation Ltd.
World Logistics Service (USA) Inc
West European Container Lines
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Westwood Shipping Lines
XPO Logistics
Xpress United Inc.
Yang Ming Line
ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd

Though it’s not necessary (or even possible) to memorize all SCAC codes in the industry, it always helps to familiarize yourself with the codes for your commonly used carriers. As with most things shipping: the more you know, the better your freight experience is going to be.

 

Jill Damron

Jill Damron is a native Texan and Freight Operations Manager at FreightPros. She grew up in Houston, TX before moving to San Marcos in 2002 to attend Texas State University. Jill earned a degree in Communications and was the Treasurer of Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society. She married her college sweetheart in 2007 and they have twin daughters that will start kindergarten in August 2019.

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