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X12 Release 004010

211 Motor Carrier Bill of Lading

Functional Group BL

This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Motor Carrier Bill of Lading Transaction Set (211) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. This transaction set can be used to allow shippers or other parties, responsible for contracting with a motor carrier, to provide a legal bill of lading for a shipment. It is not to be used to provide a motor carrier with data relative to a load tender, pick-up manifest, or appointment scheduling.

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Heading

Sequence
Segment
Name
Max use
010
Transaction Set HeaderMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number
020
Beginning Segment for the Motor Carrier Bill of LadingMandatory
Max 1
To transmit identifying numbers, dates, and other basic data related to the transaction set
030
Set PurposeMandatory
Max 1
To allow for positive identification of transaction set purpose
040
Interline Information
Max 12
To identify the interline carrier and relevant data
050
Equipment or Container Owner and Type
Max 1
To specify the owner, the identification number assigned by that owner, and the type of equipment
The MS2 segment is used to provide the carrier with the trailer number of the trailer that has the shipment on it.
060
Business Instructions and Reference Number
Max 100
To specify instructions in this business relationship or a reference number
070
Date/Time
Max 6
To specify pertinent dates and times
080
Bill of Lading Handling Requirements
Max 50
To identify Bill of Lading handling and service requirements
090
Remarks
Max 10
To transmit information in a free-form format for comment or special instruction
0100 Loop
Repeat 10
100
Name
Max 1
To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code
Loop 0100 is used to specify the parties to the Bill of Lading, including but not limited to, the ship-from, ship-to, or bill-to parties.
110
Additional Name Information
Max 1
To specify additional names or those longer than 35 characters in length
120
Address Information
Max 2
To specify the location of the named party
130
Geographic Location
Max 1
To specify the geographic place of the named party
140
Contact
Max 3
To identify a person or office to whom communications should be directed

Detail

Sequence
Segment
Name
Max use
0200 Loop
Repeat 9999
010
Bill of Lading Line Item NumberMandatory
Max 1
To reference a Bill of Lading line number
The AT1 segment provides the line number for all of the related items included. It may include reference numbers, rates and charges, descriptions, and or line item details. Any data included within a single loop is related to the other data included in that loop. Any reference numbers included in a loop with line item details are related to that line item only. Any reference numbers included in its own line item are related to the entire shipment and can not be broken out by line item detail.
020
Business Instructions and Reference Number
Max 100
To specify instructions in this business relationship or a reference number
030
Bill of Lading Rates and Charges
Max 1
To specify Bill of Lading rates and charges
Care should be taken when using the AT3 segment to provide the carrier with a pre-rated Bill of Lading. Rates and charges included on the Bill of Lading are subject to audit. Accessorial charges usually can not be determined before the shipment has been delivered, therefore use of this segment may not negate the requirement for transaction set 210, Freight Invoice and Details.
The AT3 segment provides a means of transmitting freight charges and the basis for those charges. The amount of the charge appears in AT301. If the charge is based on a percent discount, the percent discount is transmitted in AT307 with the charge, after the discount has been applied, in AT301. If the charge is not based on a rating structure (per mile, per hundred weight, as weight etc.) the type of charge is identified in AT306. If the charge is based on a rate, the rate is transmitted in AT303 with the qualifier (per mile, per hundred weight) codified in AT302. If the quantity of the unit being rated is required AT305 is used in conjunction with AT304. For example, for a charge of $20.00 that is based on a rate of $1.00 per mile the segment would be as follows: AT3*2000*PM*1*MI*20 N/L.
040
Bill of Lading Description
Max 99
To specify the lading description
Segment AT4 provides a means for the shipper to provide a text description of the line item. The National Motor Freight Classification and the freight class shall be included in the AT2 segment if applicable.
0210 Loop
Repeat 1
050
Bill of Lading Line Item Detail
Max 1
To specify Bill of Lading quantity, weight, and commodity classification
The AT2 segment is used to provide the carrier with the appropriate data to rate the shipment. It is included per line item when the line item includes an item of freight.
060
Marks and Numbers
Max 999999
To indicate identifying marks and numbers for shipping containers
The MAN segment provides the marks and numbers associated with the line item identified in the AT2 segment.
070
Shipment Purchase Order Detail
Max 999999
To specify the purchase order details for a shipment
The SPO segment provides the purchase order numbers and details associated with the line item details included in the AT2 segment.
0220 Loop
Repeat 999999
080
Assigned Number
Max 1
To reference a line number in a transaction set
Loop 0220 shall only be used when the marks and numbers or the purchase order detail can not be associated with the specific Bill of Lading line item details included in the AT2 segments transmitted with this Bill of Lading.
090
Marks and Numbers
Max 999999
To indicate identifying marks and numbers for shipping containers
100
Shipment Purchase Order Detail
Max 999999
To specify the purchase order details for a shipment
0230 Loop
Repeat 2
110
Contact
Max 1
To identify a person or office to whom communications should be directed
The G61 segment shall only be used to provide the name and phone number of the contact for any hazardous materials included on this Bill of Lading.
120
Business Instructions and Reference Number
Max 5
To specify instructions in this business relationship or a reference number
130
Hazardous Certification
Max 6
To specify the name of the person certifying that the shipment complies with the regulations and/or the actual certification
0231 Loop
Repeat 25
140
Hazardous Identification InformationMandatory
Max 1
To specify the hazardous commodity identification reference number and quantity
150
Hazardous Classification Information
Max 4
To specify the hazardous notation and endorsement information
160
Hazardous Material Shipping Name
Max 10
To specify the hazardous material shipping name and additional descriptive requirements
170
Freeform Hazardous Material Information
Max 20
To uniquely identify the variable information required by government regulation covering the transportation of hazardous material shipments
180
EPA Required Data
Max 3
To specify the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) information relating to shipments of hazardous material
190
Canadian Dangerous Requirements
Max 1
To specify additional Transport Canada requirements covering transportation of dangerous goods in Canada
200
Transborder Hazardous Requirements
Max 3
To specify the placard information required by the second government agency when shipment is to cross into another country
210
Business Instructions and Reference Number
Max 5
To specify instructions in this business relationship or a reference number
220
Transaction Set TrailerMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the end of the transaction set and provide the count of the transmitted segments (including the beginning (ST) and ending (SE) segments)
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Stedi is a registered trademark of Stedi, Inc. Stedi's EDI Reference and Mapping Guides are provided for marketing purposes and are free of charge. All names, logos, and brands of third parties listed on our site are trademarks of their respective owners (including “X12”, which is a trademark of X12 Incorporated). Stedi, Inc. and its products and services are not endorsed by, sponsored by, or affiliated with these third parties. Our use of these names, logos, and brands is for identification purposes only, and does not imply any such endorsement, sponsorship, or affiliation.