Explaining EDI: 200 Transaction Codes

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EDI connections are the backbone of business-to-business (B2B) information transactions in supply chains so it’s important to understand how each of these business documents are coded. This post will dive into the transaction codes for the 200 series, specifically the codes categorized for transportation EDI as Carrier Documents and truck related documents.

Most common transaction codes:

204:  Motor Carrier Load Tender

    • This document contains shipping rates, fuel prices, and product information about what is getting sent on that truck.
  • This transaction set can be used to allow shippers or other interested parties to tender a shipment to a full load, or truckload, motor carrier including detailed scheduling, equipment requirements, commodities, and shipping instructions pertinent to a load tender. It is not to be used to provide a motor carrier with data relative to a Less-than-Truckload bill of lading, pickup notification, or manifest.

210:  Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice

    • This document is similar to the 810 but is carrier specific.
  • This transaction set can be used to provide detailed information for charges for services rendered by a motor carrier.  It is used both as a motor carrier invoice to request payment and as details pertaining to motor freight shipment charges.

Related Reading: What are EDI Standards?

214:  Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message

    • This transaction set can be used by a transportation carrier to provide shippers, consignees, and their agents with the status of shipments in terms of dates, times, locations, route, identifying numbers, and conveyance
  • This allows for better management, as problems and issues become visible earlier in the process.

Full List of 200 Transaction Codes

EDI 204Motor Carrier Load Tender
EDI 210Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice
EDI 211Motor Carrier Bill of Lading
EDI 212Motor Carrier Delivery Trailer Manifest
EDI 213Motor Carrier Shipment Status Inquiry
EDI 214Transportation Carrier Ship. Status Message
EDI 215Motor Carrier Pick-up Manifest
EDI 216Motor Carrier Shipment Pick-up Notification
EDI 217Motor Carrier Loading and Route Guide
EDI 219Logistics Service Request
EDI 220Logistics Service Response
EDI 222Cartage Work Assignment
EDI 223Consolidators Freight Bill and Invoice
EDI 224Motor Carrier Summary Freight Bill Manifest
EDI 225Response to a Cartage Work Assignment
EDI 227Trailer Usage Report
EDI 228Equipment Inspection Report
EDI 240 Motor Carrier Package Status
EDI 250Purchase Order Shipment Management Document
EDI 244Product Source Information
EDI 290Cooperative Advertising Agreements

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