EDI 214 - Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message

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The EDI 214 transaction is used by truckload and LTL carriers to inform shippers of the detailed status of their shipments. A shipper will typically require the Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message based on specific events like when the carrier has arrived at the pickup location, when the carrier has departed from the pickup location, when the load arrives at the destination and when the carrier has left the loading dock at the destination.

The EDI 214 is also called EDI Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message and x12 Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message.

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Benefits of using the EDI 214 Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message

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Retailers can use the EDI 214 to manage receiving resources if there are delays in the shipment so they can adjust loading dock schedules, staffing assignments and more.

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The EDI 214 can be used to evaluate carrier performance. Many shippers and consignees utilize the original shipment status and the final shipment status to determine if the carrier met its transit time schedules.

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Many shippers require the 214 Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message in order to match the Bill of Lading, PO number, SCAC code and delivery information on the EDI 210 Invoice that is sent later by the carrier. This allows the shipper to verify the information before paying the carrier.

Key data elements included in an EDI 214 Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message

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PO information

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Proof of delivery

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Expected delivery

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Shipping origination

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Shipment destination

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Shipment status details

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Shipment description/bill of lading

Common issues regarding EDI 214

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Accuracy and timeliness of the EDI 214 can be affected by not returning the same values that were sent in the EDI 204 Motor Carrier Load Tender.

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Proper reason codes that align with the shipper’s EDI specifications need to be included to ensure accurate Shipment Status updates. Other codes may cause the file to be rejected.

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Shippers expect the EDI 214 to be sent immediately as the event occurs in real time.

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Shippers have specific requirements for the EDI 214 document and related workflow. Typically, the shipper sends the carrier an EDI 997 Functional Acknowledgment after the EDI 214 is received. Shippers will generally require that carriers can receive and reconcile EDI 997 documents.

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