EDI 211 – Motor Carrier Bill of Lading

EDI 211 is an electronic version of a Motor Carrier Bill of Lading. It is sent from shipper / seller and works as a receipt for transport services provided by the motor carrier. Though a legally binding document to help a driver (and carrier) process and ship a load correctly, EDI 211 doesn’t replace a load tender (EDI 204), pickup manifest, or appointment scheduling. Like its paper counterpart, an it contains:

• Shipment ID number
• Date and time (of pick-up / delivery)
• Status report request (upon delivery)
• Business instructions
• Handling requirements
• Bill of lading rates and charges
• Lading quantity / weight / freight Class / value
• Contact information

Transaction before

EDI 990 – Load Tender Response

Format

ASC X12 Standard

Transaction after

EDI 214 – Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message

EDI 211 - Sample File

ISA*01*0000000000*01*0000000000*ZZ*ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO*ZZ*123456789012345*101127*1719*U*00400*000003438*0*P*>
GS*BL*004999999*UPGF*20000817*2119*32*X*004010
ST*211*320001
BOL*UPGF*CC*939587*20000817**219029053**S**CC
B2A*00
L11*939587*BM
G62*10*20000817
AT5*NC
N1*SH*ABC, INC.*ZZ*0899
N2*DIVISION OF XYZ CORP
N3*320 N FOURTH ST
N4*TIPP CITY*OH*45371*US
N1*CN*HAPPY TOYS DIST*ZZ*0010
N3*1103 W. GEORGE RD.
N4*TIFTON*GA*31794*US
N1*BT*HAPPY TOYS INC
N3*P.O. BOX 1434
N4*ST. PAUL*MN*55450*US
AT1*1
AT4*BAGS NOI ACT SUB 3 ITM 171 DEC DEN 4
AT2*130*CTN*G*L*515****18764504*150
SPO*0030-9242460-0556**CT*130*L*515
SPO*0030-9242461-0560**CT*73*L*313
AT1*2
AT4*LIT FIX,NOI,SUB 3 ITM 171 DEC DEN 12
AT2*20*CTN*G*L*92****10981004*70
AT1*3
AT4*GIFTSET ACT SUB 3 ITM 171 DEC DEN 4
AT2*9*CTN*G*L*68****18764504*150
SPO*0030-9242460-0556*030*CT*53*L*221
AT1*4
AT4*WALL DECOR,NOI, ITM 171 ACT SUB 7 DEC DEN 12
AT2*4*CTN*G*L*32****05629007*92.5
AT1*5
AT4*LAMP NOI SB 2 ITM 171 DEC DEN 4
AT2*40*CTN*G*L*121****10940003*125
SE*35*320001
GE*1*32
IEA*1*000003438

Other Things to Know About EDI 211

EDI 211 vs EDI 214

EDI 211 is like a paper contract between a shipper / seller and a carrier to transport a load — just in an electronic format. EDI 214, however, is an inquiry into a load’s delivery status. It details where a load is in relation to pickup / delivery.

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