An EDI 214 is a type of electronic data interchange transaction set, which is sent by a carrier (trucking company, third party logistics company (3PL) etc.) to let a shipper/or buyer the status of their shipment.
Usually the EDI 214 is sent in response to key shipping events (i.e. When the carrier arrives to and departs from the pickup location, when they arrive at the destination, when the delivery is complete) the EDI 214 can be used to match details on the load tender and bill of lading when the shipper receives the EDI 210 Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice.
This electronic document complies with the ANSI X12 EDI specification.
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Many shippers match the Bill of Lading, EDI 850 Purchase Order number, SCAC code and delivery information on the EDI 210 Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice that is sent later by the carrier. This allows the shipper to verify the information before paying the carrier
The EDI 214 requires all information regarding the shipment, including:
This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message (214) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set is sent by the carrier to a used to send status of a shipment.
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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