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

In LTL and truckload shipping, SCAC codes identify 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 tracking, as well as scheduling pickups.

SCAC Code List

Below is a list of carriers that most likely use Standard Carrier Alpha Codes (SCAC).  To find out what the code is, visit this Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Carrier_Alpha_Code

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

SCAC code information – get it at NMFTA.org

Though it is 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.