Standard Carrier Alpha Code


The Standard Carrier Alpha Code™ (SCAC®) is a unique two-to-four letter coding system used to identify transportation companies.

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc.™ (NMFTA) assigns SCAC codes for all companies except those codes used for identification of freight containers not operating exclusively in North America, intermodal chassis and trailers, non-railroad owned rail cars, and railroads.

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You Now Have 24/7/365 Access

The newest version of the SCAC application is now live, giving you the convenience you need, when you need it. Applying, renewing, and managing your SCAC has never been easier.

Goodbye Phone Calls and Faxes!

Need a SCAC on the weekend? No problem. Want to renew your SCAC? Also, no problem. With SCAC, you can manage your codes on any day at any time. No more phone calls, emails, or faxes. Simply log into the application and do everything completely online!


Automate Renewals and Eliminate the Risk of an Expired SCAC

Forget about it! Now you can automate the renewal and payment process so there is no chance of a lapsed code interfering with your ability to do business. Don’t want to auto-renew? That’s OK. Automated notices will remind you, so you don’t forget to renew! If your SCAC does lapse, simply sign in and renew at any time. Your new SCAC is available instantly in real time.

Resellers: Manage all Your Carrier Accounts with Ease

With SCAC, you can update your carriers’ company profiles and account details from a simple drop-down menu for each account. Access is available 24/7/365, making it easy to apply, renew, make payments, and manage other account details such as contact information, payment method, and auto-renewal status.

To keep regulated information secure, a company’s name and its Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) information can only be updated by contacting our customer support team. With a focus on self-service and security, SCAC helps you manage all aspects of your carriers’ accounts.


It's a Small, Multilingual World

SCAC supports English, Spanish, and French languages and can be easily translated with a simple click. The transportation world is global and this latest version of SCAC provides on-demand language translation, making it easier to manage your information anywhere.

More Benefits of SCAC

  • Need multiple codes? Not a problem! Easily apply and purchase without any complicated workarounds.
  • Are you a planner? Just let us know! Automated future cancellation dates replace the outdated manual system processes of the past.
  • On the road? A responsive mobile interface makes it easy to view and manage SCAC information on your phone or other mobile devices.
  • Tired of printed forms, calls, and faxes? Manual processes and data collection are rendered obsolete. No more forms. No more calls. No more faxes.