An EDI 210 is a type of electronic data interchange transaction set, which replaces a paper invoice and is used by commercial truckers and other freight carriers. It is most often sent from the carrier to a shipper, consignee, or third-party payment center for payment of freight charges.
The EDI 210 is transmitted to the transportation provider by the shipper. After the 210 is received, a 997 Functional Acknowledgement is sent back from the transportation provider indicating that the Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice were successfully received.
This electronic document complies with the ANSI X12 EDI specification.
Eliminate the costs associated with the use of paper documents
Minimize the labor cost performing daily redundant data entry operations
Save time and increase of employee’s productivity
Reduce errors due to manual data entry
For motor carrier companies, using EDI 210 can speed up the billing process, allowing them to get paid much faster by their business partners
For shippers, EDI 210 provides a clear and accurate view of costs, helping to effectively plan a company’s finances
This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice Transaction Set for use within the context of an EDI environment. The 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 or as information details pertaining to motor freight shipment(s) charges.
ANSI ASC X12
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) chartered the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12 to develop uniform standards for inter-industry electronic exchange of business transactions, namely electronic data interchange. ASC X12 also contributes to UN/EDIFACT messages that are used widely outside of the United States. Accredited Standards Committee X12. ASC X12 Standard https://x12.org/index.php/products/transaction-sets
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