Are Twic Cards Made At Area 51?

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Ricky A.'s Comment
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Ok. Sooo. In order to get things done and make myself more valuable as a driver i got my passport and twic card. Well i should have had my twic card. I definatly qualify. So i was patient. I called and made sure how much time they would need to get me one and i made sure i gave them plenty of time. In fact my friend and i went in at the same exact time. He got his like a week later. So here i am, over a month into this and heres what i learned. Universal enrollment is in control of nothing. They can not contact anyone or get answers from twic. Essentially they are the equivalent of a post office. Their answer "we put a ticket in for you" (a week ago) called 3 days later per their request. "We put in a ticket for your ticket" ok. At this point i have only been slightly aggravated. So today i am determined to get to the bottom of this. I call enrollment again. Get no where. They havent got a response from ticket's. They blame tsa. So i call tsa give them ticket # and they say they filed a complaint for me with enrollment. WTF!!! Trust me, they already know i am upset. Sooooo she says that enrollment is at fault and enrollment says tsa is at fault. And no one could tell me where my application is physically other than "they" have it. Who is "they" ? Why dont "they" have a phone #?

Thank you for allowing to vent. And any input would be appreciated.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Sly48's Comment
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Ok. Sooo. In order to get things done and make myself more valuable as a driver i got my passport and twic card. Well i should have had my twic card. I definatly qualify. So i was patient. I called and made sure how much time they would need to get me one and i made sure i gave them plenty of time. In fact my friend and i went in at the same exact time. He got his like a week later. So here i am, over a month into this and heres what i learned. Universal enrollment is in control of nothing. They can not contact anyone or get answers from twic. Essentially they are the equivalent of a post office. Their answer "we put a ticket in for you" (a week ago) called 3 days later per their request. "We put in a ticket for your ticket" ok. At this point i have only been slightly aggravated. So today i am determined to get to the bottom of this. I call enrollment again. Get no where. They havent got a response from ticket's. They blame tsa. So i call tsa give them ticket # and they say they filed a complaint for me with enrollment. WTF!!! Trust me, they already know i am upset. Sooooo she says that enrollment is at fault and enrollment says tsa is at fault. And no one could tell me where my application is physically other than "they" have it. Who is "they" ? Why dont "they" have a phone #?

Thank you for allowing to vent. And any input would be appreciated.

That sounds about like my story when I requested and paid for a replacement card. After all the waiting and all the calls and all the tickets that were turned in to investigate(over 6 weeks) I finally just drove to the office that it was to be delivered to and low and behold it was there. I walked in, told the person at the front desk my story. She said please have a seat and I will check on it. She called me back to the front desk and said, "Oh, it's here....it's been here".

My point and suggestion is to drive there and ask "in person".

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Ricky A.'s Comment
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Thank you sly48. I will give that a shot.

Sly48's Comment
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Thank you sly48. I will give that a shot.

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Mz. Snapper's Comment
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What's a twic?

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Ricky A.'s Comment
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Well considering that i am 2 hours from enrollment center i though well i will give them a call and ask them to please take a look. I called the call center to ask to get transfered to the office in tampa. Well they have no ability to call or get a # for their locations. Wtf. Seriously. They had phones. I heard them ring while i was there. And some one actually answered them. confused.gif

Ricky A.'s Comment
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What's a twic?

Transportation workers id credential You need one to get into ports and other places

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Mz. Snapper's Comment
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Ports as in?? Will I need one? What does it take to get one?

Ricky A.'s Comment
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Ports as in?? Will I need one? What does it take to get one?

If you have to go into a port to pick up a cargo container or load. You will need one. To get one look online by searching twic and tsa

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Ricky A.'s Comment
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Here is a link for you

https://universalenroll.dhs.gov/#twic-home

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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