Explaining EDI: 200 Transaction Codes


With EDI being the backbone of business-to-business information transactions in supply chain, it’s important to know how each business document is coded. In our Explaining EDI posts, we’ll be diving into the transaction codes for each type of document, starting with the 200 Series.

Transaction codes from 200-290 are categorized for transportation EDI as Carrier Documents and truck related.

Most common transaction codes:

204:  Motor Carrier Load Tender

  • Contains shipping rates, gas, and what is getting sent on that truck.
  • This transaction set can be used to allow shippers or other interested parties to offer (tender) a shipment to a full load (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

  • Similar to the 810 but carrier specific.
  • This transaction set can be used to provide detail information for charges for services rendered by a motor carrier.  It is used both as a motor carrier invoice to request payment or as details pertaining to motor freight shipment(s) 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.
  • Benefit Better management, problems more visible earlier.


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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