EDI 210 - Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice

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The EDI 210 Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice replaces paper invoices and is used by freight carriers. This transaction is sent from a carrier to a shipper to request payment of freight charges. In some cases, EDI 210 invoices are sent to a third-party payment center. An individual EDI 210 document is typically sent for each shipment moved by the carrier.

The EDI 210 is also called EDI Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice, and x12 Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice.

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Benefits of using the EDI 210 Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice

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Reduce errors from manual data entry

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Reduce paper handling and mailing costs incurred from using paper invoices

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Save time and improve productivity by automating manual processes

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Communicate electronically and seamlessly with all parties in the supply chain process

Key data elements included in an EDI 210 Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice

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Tracking numbers

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Delivery information

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Weight of a shipment

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Bill of lading number

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Amount of items in a shipment

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Invoice number and date

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Details of charges

Additional data that may also be included in the EDI 210:

Each shipper will have specific fields they require and the invoice must conform exactly to their requirements.

Common issues regarding EDI 210

Trading partner specifications should give insight as to which shipping charges are acceptable and how these charges should be coded in the EDI 210. If the Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice document is not in alignment with the shipper’s expectations, the invoice may be rejected and payment could be delayed.

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